The Hudson Valley YA Society

Founded in 2010 by Jennifer Laughran & Suzanna Hermans, The Hudson Valley YA Society is a monthly author event series at Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck, NY. The HVYAS brings the best and brightest YA authors to the Hudson Valley in a memorable and fun, party-like, "literary salon" atmosphere, with refreshments, conversation, and giveaways for attendees.
 
 

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HVYAS Book of the Month

PET by Akaeke EmeziPet
by Akwaeke Emezi
Make Me A World

Pet is a finalist for the National Book Award!

Monsters perforate our society today: obvious, evil, locking children in cages and letting people die from curable illnesses—but in the city of Lucille, the revolution has happened. Times have changed. The monsters are gone, and the world is safe. But monsters have this way of creeping back into the shadows. When a horned, winged beast climbs out of a painting and tells Jam that a monster has returned to Lucille, Jam doesn’t want to believe it—but that’s exactly what the monster wants, and Jam owes it to her friends to hunt it down. Pet is a brilliant bite-sized novel that fearlessly examines the world around us. Here, the fantastical and the familiar align to force readers to look at the unseen corners of their own lives. Emezi’s ability to craft warm, loving heroes against searing critiques of our culture make them a talent to watch.

— Nicole

 
 

Previous HVYAS Guests

Dahlia Adler  Renee Ahdieh Samira Ahmed Becky Albertalli ● Tara Altebrando ● Laurie Halse Anderson ● Jesse Andrews ● E. Archer ● Marianna Baer ● Anna Banks ● Leigh Bardugo ● Nora Raleigh Baskin ● Holly Black ● Yelena Black ● Robin Benway ● Judy Blundell ● Gwenda Bond ● Jennifer Bosworth ● Ann Brashares ●  Libba Bray ● Meagan Brothers ● Michael Buckley ● Sarah Rees Brennan ● Jen Calonita ● Kristin Cashore ● Cecil Castellucci ● Jennifer Castle ● Sheela Chari ● Alison Cherry ● Lucy Christopher ● Cassandra Clare ● Dhonielle Clayton ● Lesa Cline-Ransome ● Zoraida Córdova ● Laurie Boyle Crompton Rachel Cohn ● Susane Colasanti ● Winifred Conkling ● Katie Cotugno ● Andrea Cremer ● Heidi Daniele ● Maria Dahvana Headley ● Gina Damico ● Heidi Daniele ● James Dashner ● Heather Demetrios ● Sarah Dessen ● Jaclyn Dolamore ● Jennifer Donnelly ● Shannon Dunlap ● Sara Beth Durst ● L.M. Elliott ● Kate Ellison ● Sara Farizan ● Jean Feiwel ● Carrie Firestone ● Gayle Forman ● Mariah Fredericks ● Aimee Friedman ● Margaux Froley ● Kami Garcia ● Isabelle Gillies Anna Godbersen ● Maya Gold ● Carol Goodman ● Shawn Goodman ● Adele Griffin ● Jenny Han ● Heidi Heilig ● Deborah Heiligman ● Anne Heltzel ● Christine Heppermann Jeff Hirsch ● Ellen Hopkins ● Katherine Howe ● Anna Jarzab ● Kelly Jensen ●  Maureen Johnson ● Melissa Kantor ● Gregory Scott Katsoulis ● Stasia Ward Kehoe ● Kody Keplinger ● Brendan Kiely ● Kate Klimo ● Dan Krokos ● Steohanie Kuehn ● Alisa Kwitney ● Elizabeth LaBan ● Una LaMarche ● Justine Larbalestier ● Jillian Larkin ● Theo Lawrence ● Emmy Laybourne ● David Levithan ● Kelly Link ● Kim Liggett ● Sarah Darer Littman ● E. Lockhart ● Barry Lyga ● Jannifer Lynne ● Amanda Maciel ● Bennett Madison ● Jessica Martinez ● Morgan Matson ● Meghan McCafferty ● Lurlene McDaniel ● Cammie McGovern ● Amy McNamara ● Marissa Meyer ● Gretchen McNeil ● Megan Miranda ● Sarah Mlynowski ● Goldy Moldavsky ● Carley Moore ● Cristina Moracho ● Lauren Morrill ● Marieke Nijkamp ● Elizabeth Norris ● Phoebe North ● Michael Northrop ● Caragh O'Brien ● Daniel Jose Older ● Lauren Oliver ● Micol Ostow ● Danielle Paige ● Robin Palmer ● Leanne Pankuch ● Rosanne Parry ● Marisha Pessl ● Joanna Philbin ● Ben Philippe ● Tamora Pierce ● Rebecca Podos ● Sarah Porter ● Ashley Poston ● Rory Power ● Kim Purcell ● Lindsay Ribar  Peter Richmond Kat Rosenfield ● Jess Rothenberg ● Rainbow Rowell ● Marie Rutkoski Kimberly Sabatini ● Gavriel Savit ● Kate Scelsa ● Robyn Schneider ● Eliot Schrefer ● Gary D. Schmidt ● Tiffany Schmidt ● Victoria Schwab ● Hollis Seamon ● Ilyasah Shabazz ● Alyssa Sheinmel ● Sara Shepard ● Michelle Shusterman Adam Silvera ● Alexandra Sirowy ● Andrew Smith ● Jennifer E. Smith ● Laura Stampler ● Natalie Standiford ● Maggie Stiefvater ● R.L. Stine Nova Ren Suma ● Lance Rubin ● Liz Szabla ● Robin Talley ● Sarvenaz Tash ● Laini Taylor ● Peternelle van Arsdale ● Siobhan Vivian ● Len Vlahos ● Tommy Wallach ● Robin Wasserman ● Rebecca Kim Wells ● Scott Westerfeld ● Alecia Whittaker ● Meg Wolitzer ● Michelle Zink ● Ibi Zoboi