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Reading Australia presents this Graeme Base podcast, with permission from The Garret Podcast. Graeme Base is a legendary British-Australian writer and illustrator. Generations of children have grown up enthralled by his creations, including Animalia (awarded the Children Book Council’s Picture Book of the Year Honour Book in 1987) and The Eleventh Hour (awarded the same prize in 1989). His other […]

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Reading Australia presents this Hannie Rayson podcast, with permission from The Garret Podcast. Hannie Rayson is one of Australia’s most recognised playwrights and screenwriters and has also worked as a freelance journalist and editor. She is the co-founder of the community theatre group, Theatreworks, and has been writer-in-residence at Geelong’s Mill Theatre, Playbox Theatre, La Trobe […]

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Alex Miller is twice winner of Australia’s premier literary prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and a recipient of the Centenary Medal for an outstanding contribution to Australian cultural life. His books and awards include: The Ancestor Game, awarded the Miles Franklin Literary Prize […]

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Alison Lester is an Australian author and illustrator who has published around 30 children’s picture books. Her first book, Clive Eats Alligators, was commended in the Australian Picture Book of the Year Awards in 1986. Ernie Dances to the Didgeridoo was shortlisted in 2000 for the same award and her picture book, The Journey Home, […]

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 Isobelle Carmody is one of Australia’s foremost authors of YA fiction and children’s literature. In 2017, she is the ACT Writer-in-Residence at the ACT Writers Centre. She began writing The Obernewtyn Chronicles while she was still at high school. The first book, Obernewtyn, was short-listed for the Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Award […]

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 Morris was born in England and emigrated to Australia in 1969. He started his career as writer for the TV comedy The Norman Gunston Show. He then wrote his first children’s novel, The Other Facts of Life, in 1985. Morris adapted The Other Facts of Life into a screenplay, which won an AWGIE Award for the Best Original […]

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 Christos Tsiolkas is the author of five novels, most of which have been adapted for the screen. Christos’s novels are: Loaded (1995), which became the movie Head On in 1998 The Jesus Man (1999) Dead Europe (2005), which won the 2006 Age Fiction Prize and the 2006 Melbourne Best Writing Award, and was adapted […]

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Don Watson began his literary career an academic historian, but soon moved on to political satire and speechwriting. He wrote political satire for the comedian Max Gillies, and then became speechwriter for Prime Minister Paul Keating. Since 2003 Don has been documenting the viral spread of management-speak and the decline of public language on weaselwords.com.au. He is […]

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A. S. Patric is a writer and bookseller. In 2016, his novel Black Rock White City won the Miles Franklin Prize. The novel was also listed by the Australian Book Review as one of the best novels of 2015, and was Highly Commended in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2016. Atlantic Black will be published in […]

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John Marsden is an Australian writer and teacher. He has been writing YA literature for three decades and has made an indelible mark on generations of readers and writers in Australia. John’s first book, So Much to Tell You, was published in 1987. Since then, he has written or edited over 40 books and has sold over 5 million […]

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