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.
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.
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.
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.