Photo © 2007 Rolf Marriott
A Conversation with Jenny Downham, author of You Against Me
Before I Die, published in 2007, was a huge success. Was it difficult to write another novel following that?
It’s very easy for a first time novelist to feel like an impostor, to fret that everyone who has shown faith in them will soon realise that they’ve made a horrible mistake and that coming up with a second novel is completely out of the question. I spent a lot of time worrying instead of writing.
Both of your young adult novels broach difficult subjects—the terminal illness of a teen in Before I Die... Read More