Category: Recommended Reads

Close and Personal with Mallika Naguran

Mallika is the author of two adaptations of classics for children—the Ramayana: The Quest to Rescue Sita and Peter Pan in the POP! Lit for Kids series (WS Education, 2021). She Never Looks Quite Back is her first collection of short stories published by Penguin Random House SEA on 14 December 2021, and is a […]

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Close and Personal with Eliza Henry-Jones

Eliza Henry-Jones is the award-winning author of In the Quiet, How to Grow a Family Tree and P is for Pearl. Arianne recently interviewed Eliza on her latest novel, Salt and Skin, a wild and haunting mystery set on the remote Orkney islands off the coast of Scotland. Where did the inspiration for Salt and […]

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Review of ‘Fern Tree on Fire: Stories from Survivors of the 1967 Bushfires, Hobart’

Tasmanian Release: Fern Tree on Fire: Stories from Survivors of the 1967 Bushfires, Hobart, Tasmania compiled by Robin Hurburgh (Fern Tree Fire Brigade, 2021). Here’s a lively and poignant collection of stories put together by Fern Tree residents who experienced up close and personal the fire that swept through the hills surrounding kunanyi/Mt Wellington, and survived […]

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Close and Personal with Minnie Darke

Minnie Darke (aka Danielle Wood), the best-selling author of Star Crossed and The Lost Love Song is back with another heartwarming contemporary romance, With Love From Wish and Co. Read on for a Q&A where Minnie talks about her inspiration behind the novel, her writing process and more… Where did the inspiration behind this story […]

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Close and Personal with Lucy Christopher

  Lucy Christopher is a British/Australian author best known for her bestselling YA novel Stolen. Lucy has also published books for younger readers and was up until recently a Reader and Creative Director in creative writing at Bath Spa University. She is now living in Hobart and working as a Senior Lecturer in creative writing at […]

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