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An angsty teen heartthrob, a coming-of-age story, a dystopian society. Young adult lit is all of that and so much more. Susan Katz returns for her second David J. Pecker Lecture where she talks about the young adult market and the success of Veronica Roth’s Divergent series.

Susan Katz, retired president and publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Books and David J. Pecker Distinguished Visiting Professor of Publishing, returns this month with her second David J. Pecker Lecture. On Thursday, April 28, Pace’s MS in Publishing Program invites you to join her for a discussion on the changing young adult market and how it has grown and evolved. The lecture will cover the audience for these books, the types of authors who are enjoying success and specifically the story of the Divergent series by Veronica Roth, which has sold tens of millions of copies.

Katz was formerly President and Publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Books. She was appointed to that position in 1996 and has spent 28 years professionally committed to publishing and HarperCollins. Under her leadership, the children’s books division has earned numerous awards. She has worked with many authors and illustrators including Shel Silverstein and Maurice Sendak.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
New York City Campus
Aniello Bianco Room, One Pace Plaza

Please RSVP to no later than Tuesday, April 13, 2016.