Q&A with author and illustrator Gwyn Perkins

2018-09-12T13:59:13+10:00September 12th, 2018|

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.

Paula Keogh on the Affirm Press/Varuna Mentorship

2018-05-22T15:03:48+10:00May 22nd, 2018|

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.

Jane Godwin: Thinking About Colour

2018-04-24T15:35:54+10:00April 24th, 2018|

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.

Q&A with John Byron, author of The Tribute

2021-07-23T09:14:32+10:00July 23rd, 2021|

John Byron’s debut novel The Tribute is a subversive take on toxic masculinity and misogyny, told through an irresistible crime narrative. Read on for a Q&A with John about this outstanding thriller.

Susannah McFarlane honours the power of grandparents

2021-06-18T15:10:56+10:00June 18th, 2021|

Grumble Boats is a gorgeous new picture book from Susannah McFarlane, illustrated by Tamsin Ainslie. Here, Susannah shares her inspiration for this personal and tender story about a grandma with a special way of helping little ones cope with their grumbles.

We’re hiring!

2021-06-04T14:13:10+10:00June 4th, 2021|

Affirm Press is looking for a gun editor to join its expanding general publishing editorial team.

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