Author: Arianne James

Q&A with Colin Baldwin

Tasmanian writer Colin Baldwin is the author of A Soldier’s Quartet, which was recently nominated for the 2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award. To celebrate this wonderful achievement, Arianne asked Colin some questions about where the idea for his book came from, and his writing process. Can you start by telling me a bit about how […]

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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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