An interview with Alice Oseman | Why Dance Matters

Alice Oseman’s work stops hearts – in a good way. They capture the delirious rush of first love, above all in the Heartstopper series – online, in books, and onscreen – which has become a sensation. Heartstopper is also all about young people finding ways to express themselves, creatively and emotionally, becoming the people they want to be – ideas that resonate with the RAD’s own ethos. But also: Alice’s mother is a dance teacher! What has dance given them?

Alice Oseman is an award-winning author, illustrator, and screenwriter. Alice is the creator of LGBTQ+ YA romance comic Heartstopper, and the writer, creator, and executive producer for the Emmy-winning television adaptation for Netflix. Alice is the author of several YA contemporary novels about teenage disasters: Solitaire, Radio Silence, I Was Born For This and Loveless. The books have won, been shortlisted or nominated for awards including the YA Book Prize, Inky Awards, Carnegie Medal and the Goodreads Choice Awards. Alice was named Attitude Person of the Year 2023 and the British Book Awards Illustrator of the Year.

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