Toyo: A memoir by Lily Chan – Interview #BBWF2013

Lily Chan was born in Kyoto, raised in Narrogin and now lives in Melbourne. Set in Japan and Western Australia, her debut work is a moving and lyrical reimagining of her grandmother’s life. Toyo: A memoir won the 2013 Dobbie Literary Award for a first published author. I interviewed the author at the 2013 Byron […]

Boy, Lost: A family memoir by Kristina Olsson #AWW14

  It’s wonderful to list the accolades this amazing book continues to attract: Joint winner 2014 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards – Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction Shortlisted 2014 Stella Prize Shortlisted 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, Non-Fiction Award Winner 2013 Queensland Literary Awards,  Non-Fiction Award Shortlisted 2013 Queensland Literary Awards, Courier-Mail People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year […]

Anita Heiss Interview Byron Bay Writers’ Festival 2013 #BBWF2013

Dr Anita Heiss is an acclaimed author and social commentator who recently joined Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning and UTS as an Adjunct Professor. She is an Indigenous Literacy Foundation Ambassador and a Books in Homes Ambassador. Anita is a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales and her mother was […]

Jesse Blackadder Interview Byron Bay Writers’ Festival 2013 #BBWF2013

Jesse Blackadder is the author of award-winning historical novels The Raven’s Heart (about the real Blackadder family and set during the reign of Mary Queen of Scots) and Chasing the Light (the story of Norwegian-born Ingrid Christensen, the first woman to reach Antarctica). Blackadder is now writing a series of children’s novels and I caught […]

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