Will Kostakis is an award-winning author for young adults, who splits his time between writing novels, working as a journalist and touring high schools nationally. His debut novel, Loathing Lola was released when he was just 19 and met with critical acclaim. Now 24, he is touring to promote his sophomore novel, The First Third. “The First Third” is an intimate portrait of a broken Greek-Australian family and the boy tasked with repairing it. The book looks at mortality, identity and the pressures of ‘growing up’. It is aimed at readers of both genders in Years 9 and above.