Author Maura Finn and illustrator Cate James both came from overseas to make Australia their home – and now they’ve joined forces to create a uniquely Australian picture book, By the Billabong. We wanted to know more about how it came to be.
Japanese-British-Australian author Katherine Tamiko Arguile shares her own memories to reflect on the important role of food in Japanese culture, and in her exquisite debut novel The Things She Owned.
Multi-disciplinary artist Nash reflects on the impact of coronavirus on Australia’s temporary migrant workers in this column and original artwork.
It’s as vital as ever that we support Australian booksellers during the coronavirus shutdown. In spotlight this month are Henk and Roxanne Kelly-Kobes, owners of Dymocks Camberwell and Dymocks Tooroonga.
Applications are now open for the Affirm Press Mentorship Award with Varuna. Now in its sixth year, the award will focus exclusively on Young Adult and middle-grade fiction (ages 9+) with sci-fi and fantasy themes for entries to the 2020 award.
The Affirm Press team shares the upsides to working from home that we didn’t see coming.
Greek-Australian author Olympia Panagiotopoulos shares stories of family, food and love in her new memoir Beneath the Fig Leaves. Read an extract and try your hand at her recipe for Fig Leaf and Vanilla Cream.
Pip Williams, author of the exquisite historical novel The Dictionary of Lost Words, recognises the work of women in compiling the Oxford English Dictionary.
The appointment of Tash Besliev is a key part of the strategic plan for the independent publisher’s kids list.
We’re pleased as punch that Paul Byrnes’s The Lost Boys has been named Illustrated Non-Fiction Book of the Year in the ABA’s Indie Book Awards. We asked Paul to share what it was like for him in putting together The Lost Boys.