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On tour: Liz Pichon

6 April 2016

UK writer and illustrator Liz Pichon is the author of the ‘Tom Gates’ books for young readers, including the forthcoming Super Good Skills (Almost) (Scholastic, June). Pichon will visit the...

On tour: Ben Aaronovitch

23 March 2016

British author Ben Aaronovitch is best know for the ‘Rivers of London’ series, which follows a young officer in the magical and supernatural branch of the Metropolitan Police. His latest...

On Tour: Meet the author Mary Norris 

22 October 2015

Mary Norris is a copyeditor for the New Yorker and the author of Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen (Text). She will be appearing at the Wheeler...

On tour: Meet the author Ayelet Waldman 

18 October 2015

Ayelet Waldman is the author of several novels and the nonfiction book Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace (Two Roads). She will be travelling...

On tour: Meet the author Sarah J Maas

8 October 2015

Sarah J Maas is the author of the ‘Throne of Glass’ series, including the latest instalment, Queen of Shadows (Bloomsbury, September). She will be touring Melbourne and Sydney, and attending...

On tour: Meet the author Jeff Kinney

8 October 2015

Jeff Kinney is the author of the ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ series, including the latest instalment Old School (Penguin, November). He will join Andy Griffiths for a two-hour event...

On tour: Meet the author Jack Andraka

6 August 2015

Young scientist Jack Andraka is the author of Breakthrough (with Matthew Lysiak, Scribe), a memoir about growing up, being bullied and developing an early-detection test for pancreatic, ovarian and lung...

On tour: Meet the author Marc Lewis

23 July 2015

Neuroscientist and professor of developmental psychology Marc Lewis challenges the understanding of addiction as a ‘disease’ in his latest book The Biology of Desire (Scribe). He is travelling to Melbourne in August...

On tour: Meet the author Mary Jo Putney 

23 July 2015

Mary Jo Putney is the author of over 25 historical, contemporary and paranormal romances. Her latest is book seven in the ‘Lost Lords’ series, Not Always a Saint (Kensington Publishing, September). She...

On tour: Meet the author Daniel Handler 

16 July 2015

Daniel Handler is best-known for his ‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events’ series. His latest book for adults, We Are Pirates (Bloomsbury), is about a father and daughter, and...

On tour: Meet the author Kitty Crowther

16 July 2015

Kitty Crowther is a Belgian children’s book author and illustrator whose latest books are the ‘Poka & Mia’ series (Tate Publishing). In 2010 she won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award....

On Tour: Meet the author Bernard Beckett

8 July 2015

New Zealand author Bernard Beckett has written multiple books and plays for young adults. His latest book Lullaby (Text) is a psychological thriller about twins Rene and Theo that explores love...

On tour: Meet the author Patricia McLinn 

25 June 2015

Patricia McLinn is the US author of more than 25 romance and mystery novels. Her latest book is Jack’s Heart (Craig's Place Books US), book four in her ‘Wyoming Wildflowers’...

On tour: Meet the author Louis de Bernières 

25 June 2015

Louis de Bernières will deliver the opening night address at the Melbourne Writers Festival in August. His latest book The Dust That Falls from Dreams (Harvill Secker) will be published...

On Tour: Meet the author Chigozie Obioma

25 June 2015

Nigerian author Chigozie Obioma’s debut novel The Fisherman (Scribe) is the story of four brothers whose encounter with a madman and a prophecy threatens the stability of their lives and...

On Tour: Meet the author Gretchen Rubin

10 June 2015

Gretchen Rubin is the New York Times bestselling author of Happier at Home (Two Roads) and The Happiness Project (HarperCollins). Gretchen Rubin is visiting Australia in early June, and will...

On tour: Meet the author R J Anderson 

4 June 2015

R J Anderson is a Canadian author whose books include Knife and Ultraviolet (both Hachette). Her latest book is A Pocket Full of Murder (Hachette), a magical mystery for middle-grade...

On Tour: Meet the author David Mitchell

19 May 2015

David Mitchell is the genre-hopping author of the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks, his latest novel (both Sceptre). He will be touring in May, visiting Brisbane, Melbourne...

On Tour: Meet the author Damian Barr

15 May 2015

On Tour: Meet the author Damian BarrDamian Barr is a British journalist and author whose latest book, Maggie and Me (Bloomsbury), is a memoir of growing up gay in a...

On tour: Meet the author Sara Farizan

6 May 2015

Sara Farizan is the author of the YA novels Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel and If You Could Be Mine (both Algonquin Books). She is attending the...