Author: Arianne James

Close and Personal with Francesca Haig

Arianne recently chatted with Tasmanian born Francesca Haig, bestselling author of the post-apocalyptic fantasy trilogy The Fire Sermon, about her new novel, The Cookbook of Common Prayer, which will be featured in our October Recommended Reads. I was curious to know whether Francesca enjoyed writing one book more than another, or if she found the process of writing […]

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Review of Emilie by Ingrid Ramsdale

Ingrid Ramsdale’s debut novel, Emilie, is perfect for fans of historical fiction. The story follows sixteen year old Emilie Lefroy, a young Huguenot noblewoman leagues ahead of her time, who dreams of studying herbal medicine. Fiercely intelligent and passionate about learning, Emilie struggles to come into her own amidst her strict and highly devout parents […]

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Q&A with Geoff Parton

At TasWriters we are always on the lookout for new writing by authors based in Tasmania. Geoff Parton is one such writer, and Arianne recently interviewed him on his children’s series, Ugo and Jack. Book one introduces Jack, a boy doing his best to cope living with his alcoholic father and bullying older brother on […]

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Close and Personal with Young Dawkins

Young Dawkins’ most recent collection of poems, Slow Walk Home was our Tasmanian Recent Release Feature for April. Young was kind enough to answer some of our questions about the book and his life as a poet and traveller.   Do you remember the moment that you decided poetry was something you wanted to pursue as […]

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Close and Personal with Kristen Lang

TasWriters recently chatted with Tasmanian poet Kristen Lang about her latest collection, Earth Dwellers, a stunning achievement brimming with intelligence, warmth and clarity. This book is a rare treat not to be missed. How long have you been working on this collection? The oldest poem dates back to 2002, with the most recent being written […]

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