Robin Talley’s first novel, Lies We Tell Ourselves (Harlequin Teen, 2014), about two girls on the front lines of the school desegregation battle in 1959 Virginia, was on the short list for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, the inaugural winner of the Amnesty CILIP Honour, and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Her second young adult novel, What We Left Behind (Harlequin Teen, 2015), a contemporary story about love and identity, was called a “must-read” in a starred review from School Library Journal. Her upcoming novel, As I Descended (Harper Teen, September 2016), is a retelling ofMacbeth centering around a girl/girl couple who set out to take down their boarding school’s resident queen bee. Robin also contributed a short story to the historical young adult anthology A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers and Other Badass Girls (Candlewick, 2016). Robin lives in Washington, D.C., with her wife and their daughter, plus an antisocial cat and a goofy hound dog.
What is your favorite Shakespeare play? Is it the dark and twisted Hamlet? Or are you more of a comedy fan, like A Mid Summer Night’s Dream? Or do you favor tragedies like Macbeth? If you answered Macbeth we have... Continue reading →