Author: Arianne James

Close and Personal with Lian Tanner.

Celebrated Tasmanian children’s author Lian Tanner has done and lived through some amazing things. Tourist bus driver? Tick. Juggler? Tick. Teacher? Tick. Been accidentally dynamited while scuba diving in Papua New Guinea? Triple tick. I was lucky enough to have a chat to Lian about her hilarious and heart-warming new book, A Clue for Clara. I’m always curious about the ways […]

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Close and Personal with Erin Hortle

Congratulations to Tasmania’s own Erin Hortle on the publication of her debut novel, The Octopus and I, which was released by Allen and Unwin yesterday. Read on for a fascinating insight into the inspiration behind the book. Where did the idea for this novel come from? I was inspired to write what became The Octopus and […]

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Toni Morrison

Let’s continue our series on inspiring female writers with Toni Morrison, a formidable woman in the literary world and obvious choice for this list. She was the recipient of a number of prestigious awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Nobel prize for literature in 1993, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in […]

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Women Who Write – A new blog series.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we thought why not celebrate the incredible female (and female identifying) literary greats, both past and present? So, every two weeks we will feature an extraordinary female writer and their work on the blog. Let’s kick off with Nikita Gill, a brilliant young poet whose fame began when she started […]

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