CBCA winner Gwyn Perkins recently answered some questions from a class of curious Year Two students and his sense of humour shines through so brightly that we wanted to share the Q&A here.
It was an intense and inspiring week. My first meeting with the editors became a three-hour discussion of my manuscript. I’d been working alone for years on my story; to talk about it with editors who had read my work deeply was my idea of heaven.
‘Profit-for-purpose books like this could be risky projects but, with the support of the booksellers, The Silver Sea has exceeded expectations ...'
I have wanted to make a book about colour for young children for some time. As well as helping them make sense of the world, it’s a child’s first experience of the aesthetic, of art really, and of a visual, sensory, and emotional response.
Celebrate the ‘slow’ qualities of books—an ancient technology successfully withstanding the digital transformation of the world, created by devoted experts and curated by passionate people.
From celebrated children’s author Samantha-Ellen Bound comes Seven Wherewithal Way, the first book in an epic portal fantasy series for middle-grade readers. We chatted with Sam to learn more about the inspiration for this captivating new novel.
Whether it’s helping us find our next favourite story or delivering our books right at our doorstep – our brilliant community of local bookshops have gone above and beyond during these uncertain times, simply by being there when we needed them. Here’s a peek at how we are celebrating our love for our local bookshops on this special day:
Affirm Press is delighted that Sara Saleh has signed on for her debut novel to be published in 2023, following her participation in the inaugural Affirm Press Mentorship for Sweatshop Writers.
Filip Vukašin’s debut novel Modern Marriage is an absorbing contemporary Australian drama. Here, Fil reflects on his path to publication in the time of COVID.
We don’t need an excuse to read. But we love that we have a reason to celebrate stories that matter and great storytellers! This Australian Reading Hour Day we’re setting aside an hour (or two) to treat ourselves to a story of our choice. Go ahead, take a look at what the team is reading today...
Debut author Amelia Mellor’s The Grandest Bookshop in the World and Nicki Greenberg’s middle-grade mystery novel The Detective’s Guide to Ocean Travel have both been longlisted for the prestigious ARA Historical Novel Prize in the Children and YA literature category. Our heartfelt congratulations to Amelia and Nicki!
From the glorious new pairing of Jane Godwin and Gabriel Evans comes Little One, a timeless story that reminds us nothing is ever truly lost. Here, Jane shares her inspiration for the book.
Samone Amba makes her middle-grade debut with a new series for budding activists: The Good Times of Pelican Rise. Read on for a Q&A with Samone about Save the Joeys -- the timely, original and laugh-out-loud first instalment.
Following the huge success of Bedtime Sorted! by Jimmy Rees and Briony Stewart, Affirm Press is delighted to announce that a second book in the series, Dinner Sorted!, will be published in March 2022.