Posts Tagged ‘Garth Nix’

‘Fantastic’ Australian YA for Christmas

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Three new Australian YA novels, The Red Queen by Isobelle Carmody (Penguin), Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti (Allen & Unwin) and Newt’s Emerald by Garth Nix (A&U) will make appealing Christmas presents. These all have ‘fantastic’ elements. What a thrill to meet Isobelle Carmody again recently when she spoke about the […]

2011 Sydney Writers’ Festival Program School Days

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

The Sydney Writers’ Festival has just announced the 2011 School Days Program. For the second year in a row, the program features five primary school days held across Sydney, Parramatta and Penrith, with a day offered for free to NSW priority schools at Sydney Town Hall. The line-up for the primary school days features Deborah Abela, Morris […]

Aussiecon 4

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Aussiecon 4 is coming soon and I can hardly wait! “What is it?” I hear you ask. Aussiecon 4 is the 68th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon, for short). And it’s going to be in Melbourne. To say that I am excited, is an understatement. Today, I’ve invited long-time Worldcon attendee, Laurie Mann, to tell […]

NSW Writers’ Centre: 4th Kids and YA Literature Festival (July 4-5)

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Excitement is ramping up for the upcoming NSW Writers’ Centre’s two-day event, the 4th Kids and YA Literature Festival, held July 4-5. The Festival’s bringing together some of the best Australian authors and illustrators, publishers, scriptwriters and industry advocates in what has been dubbed “a celebration of story and the special world of Children’s Literature”. […]