Category: Interviews

Close and Personal with B.P. Marshall

Ben Marshall is the author of The Last Circus on Earth, a thrilling near future novel taking reader’s on a journey across Europe and Russia with a hellish Circus. It won the 2019 Fantasica Science Fiction Prize. Read on to find out more about Ben’s writing process and inspiration for his novel, and the play he is currently […]

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Close and Personal with Kyle Perry

At the bottom of the world, there is an island. It is a land of rugged wilderness, of ice and snow and blistering heat, of the oldest trees on earth . . . They say tigers still roam there. They say other things roam, too.  I was fortunate enough to chat with Kyle Perry, author […]

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Close and Personal with Claire Christian.

If you’re not already following Claire Christian (@ClaireandPearl as she goes by on Twitter and Instagram) please do. You will not regret it. She will add a mountain’s worth of joy and wholesome goodness to your feed. Did I mention she also has the most adorable pug called Midge? If you’re not on social media […]

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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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Q&A with T.C. Shelley

T.C Shelley, author of the wonderful new kids book, The Monster Who Wasn’t, answers some of our questions. Where did the idea for this book come from? My daughter and I were watching ‘Tinkerbell’ and she asked me ‘If fairies come from a first laugh, where do monsters come from?’ And so I answered it as […]

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Close and Personal with Favel Parrett

Favel Parrett, the award winning author of Past The Shallows and When The Night Comes, is a writer of astonishingly moving stories in rare, evocative prose. Arianne was lucky enough to speak with her about her latest novel, There Was Still Love, set between Prague and Australia. It is a tale of memory, family, and the […]

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Close and Personal with Terry Whitebeach and Gina Mercer.

Terry Whitebeach                                                                                                            […]

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Close and Personal with Davina Bell.

Arianne recently chatted with best-selling children’s author Davina Bell, about her gorgeous new picture book, All the Ways to be Smart, featured in this month’s Recommended Reads: https://taswriters.org/recommended-reads-june-3/ Read on for Davina’s own unqiue insight into the world of children’s book publishing, and the idea behind this delightful book. Firstly, congratulations on the publication of All […]

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Close and Personal with Margo Lanagan.

Margo Lanagan is the award winning author of both novels and short stories. Her writing is astonishingly beautiful, powerful, strange and lyrical. Arianne was lucky enough to ask her some questions, which the TWC would now like to share with you. Do you have a favourite novel or short story from the collections you have […]

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