A reading from the award-winning Young Adult novel The Art of White Roses
En Papillote is a series of readings by authors from the list of Papillote Press of Dominica and the UK. Each video is introduced by publisher Polly Pattullo. Here, Viviana Prado-Núñez of Puerto Rico reads from her Young Adult novel, The Art of White Roses.
What they say
– Daniel José Older, author of the award-winning YA series “The Shadowshaper Cypher”.
For a young woman’s debut novel, Viviana Prado-Núñez writes with assurance, eloquence and beauty.”
– Jamila Gavin, author of “Coram Boy”, winner of the Whitbread Prize for Children’s Book of the Year
– Bali Rai, YA author of YA novels, including The Crew and Rani & Sukh
– David Tomas Martinez, poet and teacher
About the Author
Viviana Prado-Núñez is a writer and theatre-maker who was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in a hospital with a 4.0 Google review rating and a view of the ocean. She has never seen Star Wars, eaten a grasshopper, or written a poem without the letter “e,” though she hopes to do all three of those things in the future. Previous credits include winning the 2017 Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature for The Art of White Roses, winning the 2017 Morgan Parker Poetry Prize, longlisting for the 2020 International Dublin Literary Award, and being listed on the New York Public Library’s recommended reading list for 2020 National Caribbean American Heritage Month.