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Karys McEwen: Why you should meet your heroes

19 March 2019
In her first column for 2019, high school library manager Karys McEwen argues that young people have much to gain from interacting with authors in person—but authors need to be...

Living the fantasy: Lynette Noni’s career path 

14 March 2019
Lynette Noni’s YA fantasy series ‘The Medoran Chronicles’ has cemented her status as one of Australia’s favourite writers. She shares her journey towards becoming a bestselling author. I never wanted...

Melbourne couple wins at 2019 Prix Sorcières

21 February 2019
Picture book Petit Soldat (Editions du Seuil), by Melbourne-based couple Pierre Jacques Ober and Jules Ober, has been awarded at the 2019 Prix Sorcières in France. Due to be published...

Big Sky lands 17-book deal for US rights

20 February 2019
Big Sky Publishing has sold North American and US territories rights to 17 children’s book titles to independent educational publishing house Rosen Publishing. Set in motion at the 2018 Frankfurt...

KYD launches writing prize for school students

14 February 2019
Kill Your Darlings (KYD) has launched a new writing prize, designed to develop, mentor, edit and publish the work of two writers from Australian secondary schools. The inaugural KYD School...