11 Sep 2015

Paul Griffin - author and teacher of at-risk-youth

From Nine To Noon, 10:05 am on 11 September 2015

Paul Griffin is a writer of young adult fiction whose stories follow often-troubled teenagers in difficult and gritty circumstances. Gang problems, substance abuse, criminality, tragedy and neglectful parenting all inform the narratives in which his young characters navigate the world around them and their relationships. His latest - and fourth young adult book - Adrift follows a fateful boat trip the central character takes and his relationship with his best friend. Paul Griffin began his working life as a teacher with at-risk youth and he now uses his skills to help young people tell their own stories.