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Archive | May, 2015

Sasha Grishin Q&A

Q&A with Sasha Grishin, author of Australian Art: A History, shortlisted for the 2015 ABIA Illustrated Book of the Year How did the idea to write your book originate? I generally write a book because I cannot find it on the shelf as it does not exist. We have no extensive recent history of Australian […]

Garth Nix Q&A

Q&A with Garth Nix, author of Clairel, shortlisted for the 2015 ABIA Older Children Book of the Year How did the idea to write your book originate? I actually had the basic idea for Clariel way back in 1999, when I was writing Lirael. I’d just introduced a character and I made a note asking […]

R.A Spratt Q&A

Q&A with R. A. Spratt, author of Friday Barnes 1: Girl Detective, shortlisted for the 2015 ABIA Older Children’s Book of the Year   How did the idea to write your book originate?   ‘Friday Barnes, Girl Detective’ is a combination of several sets of ideas that have been floating around in my brain for […]