ARIA award-winning triple j host Alex Dyson talks to fellow YA author Will Kostakis about his debut YA novel, When it Drops. Sixteen-year-old Caleb is a socially awkward outcast dealing with the death of his father by secretly making music in his bedroom until he becomes suddenly, and reluctantly, famous. When it Drops is a hilarious and touching coming-of-age story about family, friends, fame, and the importance of never leaving your computer unattended.
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Alex Dyson (Australian)
At the age of 21, Alex Dyson set his alarm for 4:15am and didn't change it for 7 years after landing a job as host of Breakfast on triple j. After thousands of shows, hundreds of interviews, and a rave or two, he finished up to pursue other interests, most notably running for Federal Parliament in 2019, and utilising his Creative Writing degree from Melbourne University to pen his first novel When It Drops, due for release April 2020.
Will Kostakis (Australian)
Will Kostakis is a writer of all things, from celebrity news stories that score cease and desist letters, to tweets for professional wrestlers. He's best known for his award-winning YA novels, The First Third and The Sidekicks. Monuments is his new fantasy series.