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.
We couldn’t be happier to share the news that Alison Lester has won the Melbourne Prize for Literature, one of Australia’s richest arts prizes
Affirm Press is delighted to join forces with the Western Sydney literacy movement Sweatshop to establish a mentorship which will enable two Western Sydney writers from culturally diverse backgrounds to develop their debut novels.
Greg French is best known as a master fly fisher, and he shares many of his wondrous fishing stories in his book Water Colour. But what many readers may not realise is that he has plenty of encounters with creatures much furrier, and bigger, than fish: bears. He shares here some incredible stories and photos from over the years.
We recently celebrated the launch of John Tesarsch’s brilliant third novel, Dinner with the Dissidents, where Lee Kofman shared some of her insights into this literary thriller, set in the tumultuous times of 1970s Moscow.
In the spirit of the ‘Literary Tattoos’ session at Melbourne Writers Festival, where festival-goers can get inked with a book-related design, the Affirm Press team reveals what our own literary tattoos would be.
Australian production company Carver Films (Snowtown, Sunshine) has partnered with prestigious US-based production company Anonymous Content (True Detective, 13 Reasons Why, The Revenant, Babel, Spotlight) to win the screen rights to Christian White’s chart-topping thriller, The Nowhere Child.
A Walk in the Bush Wins CBCA Picture Book of the Year, The Very Noisy Baby Named Honour Book for Early Childhood.
A whimsical picture book inspired by the wilderness in NSW by debut author/illustrator, Gwyn Perkins, was the first ever book released on the Affirm Press kids list.