Posts Tagged ‘Hazel Edwards’

Hazel Edwards discusses collaboration and controversy

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

On the day that prolific Australian author, Hazel Edwards was honoured with an Order of Australia Medal for services to literature, her latest young adult novel was receiving a very different distinction at the other end of the country. Hazel Edwards has written more than 200 books, including the hugely popular Hippopotamus picture book series, […]

Launching Gracie and Josh

Monday, March 11th, 2013

On Saturday I went to Richmond Library for the launch of a rather amazing new picture book, Gracie and Josh. It was a launch that had everything — lots of people, a fabulous book, a chocolate cake and even Hazel Edwards. What more could you want? Gracie and Josh is written by Susanne Gervay and […]

NYR12 vids

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Time for some videos. Specifically, some videos dealing with the National Year of Reading (NYR12). “I want Australia to be many things: a prosperous nation, an innovative nation, but I certainly want us to be a reading nation… I want every Australian to know the joy and pleasure that comes from books and reading.” Julia […]

Anthology preview

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

There’s a new anthology on the way. It contains contributions from over 50 Australian authors and illustrators (including me). It’s not due for release until June this year. But I’m so excited about it, that I’m gonna give you a little heads up! Back in 2008, Ford Street Publishing released a HUGE anthology of stories, […]


Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Professor Fred Hollows is the latest book in New Frontier’s inspiring Aussie Heroes Series. According to the late Professor Fred Hollows “Three out of four people who are blind don’t have to be. They are blinded by poverty alone.” Popular author, Hazel Edwards takes us through the life of this inspiring man and his amazing […]

The National Year of Reading

Friday, January 20th, 2012

2012 is the National Year of Reading in Australia. It is a collaborative initiative, involving public libraries, government, community groups, media and commercial partners. There are heaps of activities planned for the coming year. And it all gets officially launched on 14 February. But what’s it all about? Well here it is, straight from the […]

More Punk… with Ryan Kennedy

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Last post, Hazel Edwards dropped by to talk about the punk aspects of f2m: the boy within. Today, we are joined by her co-author, Ryan Kennedy, as he gives us his two cents worth on the same topic… How We Co-Wrote Punk — Ryan’s View The punk aspect of our story required little research on […]

Punk… with Hazel Edwards

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Last year saw the publication of a rather extraordinary and unique YA novel, f2m: the boy within. As far as I’m aware, it’s the first YA novel to deal with female-to-male gender transitioning from the perspective of a young person (18 year old Finn) going through the process. The subject is handled with sensitivity, understanding […]

Goodbye 2010

Friday, December 31st, 2010

2010 is almost over. For me personally, it was a bit of a mixed bag — some good stuff; some not-so-good stuff. As for writing and reading, it was a pretty damn good year. So, let me sum it up for you. Yes, that’s right — if Literary Clutter were a tv show, then this […]

Hazel Edwards talks co-writing

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

I’ve always been fascinated by two authors co-writing a book, and I’ve seriously considered it from time to time, sharing the workload with another author. But it isn’t as simple as just dividing the work and completing it, and Hazel Edwards, author of over 200 books for children, young adults and adults, has swung by […]

A Celebration of Books at the Ford Street Literary Festival

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Last week I attended the Ford Street Literary Festival at Scotch College in Hawthorn and I really wanted to blog about this inspiring example of kids having fun with books and their creators. (Pictured below are Jo Thompson, Meredith Costain and David Miller who got down to the bare bones of writing and illustrating at […]

The Myth of the Children’s Book (Part 1)

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

If you read up on these kinds of things, you’ll already have been aware that the Hugo Award nominees for 2010 have been announced. Among them the name ‘Shaun Tan’ sits merrily, in the category of ‘Best Professional Artist’ . And if you’ve been hiding under a different rock from the one Shaun Tan’s been […]


Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Hazels Edwards‘ new picture book, Plato the Platypus Plumber (Part-time) is the story of a platypus who is also a part time plumber. Plato is the imaginary friend of a young boy called Zanzibar who has all sorts of things that need fixing around his home. On call, Plato fixes watery problems like leaking taps, […]

Hazel Edwards talks gender and pronouns

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

I always wanted to launch Perpetually Adolescent with a big-name author, and names don’t get much bigger than Hazel Edwards’. All you have to do is mention something about a hippopotamus on the roof eating cake, and everyone (or at least, everyone my age) will let out an “Oh!” of recognition – for those that […]