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The Weekly Chill
The Weekly Chill

A weekly wrap-up of news, reviews and goings-on at Text.  


The week started—because we like to start the week here on a Friday—with the wonderful news that Vikki Wakefield’s Inbetween Days was named an Honour Book in the CBCA Awards for Older Readers. Congratulations, Vikki! 

Inbetween Days is a 2016 CBCA Honour Book
Inbetween Days is a 2016 CBCA Honour Book

Vikki Wakefield’s Inbetween Days is a 2016 Children’s Book Council of Australia Honour Book for Older Readers.  


‘Memorable, intriguing, perceptive and often very funny, this is an unforgettable YA novel and a most unusual love story.’ Magpies  


‘Vikki Wakefield writes stories that will break your heart.’ Readings

A Memoir of Mothers and Daughters
A Memoir of Mothers and Daughters

In her captivating new memoir, I’m Supposed to Protect You from All This, Nadja Spiegelman explores the lives of her family through four generations of women. She examines their dissonant memories to get to the unsettling heart of experiences that have shaped them all.  


Sheila Heti describes it as ‘witty, tender, assured and poetic...unexpected symmetries between the generations, as well as the inevitable insults and pains, make this artful memoir feel like the story of every family.’ 

Creeping Wallpaper and Imaginary Friends
Creeping Wallpaper and Imaginary Friends

Elizabeth and Zenobia is a wonderfully mysterious middle-grade adventure story about friendship and courage and the power of imagination. We had a chat to debut author Jessica Miller about her inspirations for this enchanting novel.