Articles tagged “interviews”
Australia Day by Melanie Cheng is most likely sitting in all its brilliant glory out the front of your local bookshop right now. And there are many good reasons why the winner of the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Prize for an Unpublished Manuscript is receiving recognition:
‘Melanie Cheng is an astonishingly deft and incisive writer. With economy and elegance, she creates a dazzling mosaic of contemporary life, of how we live now. Hers is a compelling new voice in Australian literature.’ Christos Tsiolkas
We interviewed Melanie and found out several interesting things about her new book as well as getting a sneak peek at the original cover design...
Text is utterly thrilled that Ballad for a Mad Girl by the ever-talented Vikki Wakefield is out this month. It’s a chilling and gritty portrayal of a teenage outsider and life in small-town Australia.
We cornered Vikki and demanded she answer all of our questions on pain of stormwater pipe! She not only kindly told us everything she knew, but has also offered up an exclusive giveaway to her most fanatical fans (that’s us!). For your chance to win a signed set of Vikki Wakefield books, keep reading!
This week marks fifty years since the Six Day War between Israel and her Arab neighbours. In those few days, between 5 and 11 June, 1967, when Israel captured the Golan Heights, the Sinai Peninsula, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, hundreds of thousands of people became refugees and fled, mostly to Jordan.
In A Land Without Borders, the Israeli novelist and political activist Nir Baram describes his travels around the West Bank and East Jerusalem, tracing the Green Line which demarcated Israel from her neighbours after the war of 1948.
Kimberley Starr is the winner of the 2015 Text Prize for Young Adult and Chilren’s Writing. Her mediaeval fantasy novel, The Book of Whispers, is a thrilling quest with a kick-ass female and male protagonist—and set in the eleventh century during the Crusades. It’s energetic, lots of fun and a thoroughly satisfying read suitable for ages fourteen and up.
Today, there are more than a million temporary migrants living in Australia. They work, pay tax and abide by our laws, yet they remain unrecognised as citizens.
My Last Continent by Midge Raymond is an unforgettable novel of love and loss, set against the dramatic landscape of Antarctica. Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect, described it as ‘an original and entirely authentic love story...It recognises that love is seldom simple or exclusive, and that the things that bring us together can also keep us apart.’ He had the opportunity to ask Midge Raymond a few questions.
Simon Barnard, author of A–Z of Convicts in Van Diemen’s Land and the upcoming Convict Tattoos, was interviewed by Jill Fitzsimons, Learning Leader of English at Whitefriars College, and her Year 12 Whitefriars College English class.
Zane Lovitt was a documentary filmmaker before turning his hand to crime fiction. His debut novel, The Midnight Promise, won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, and led to Zane being named one of the Best Young Novelists of 2013 by the Sydney Morning Herald. His writing was compared to the likes of Raymond Carver, Quentin Tarantino and Peter Temple, to name a few.