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Meet young adult fiction author Jesse Andrews as
he visits Australia for the Sydney Writers’ Festival, and chats with PRC
Officer Tamara Rodgers about why reading matters, what inspired him to write,
and why budding authors should be okay with your first drafts being terrible.
Sarah Ayoub chats with PRC Team
Member Claire Catacouzinos about her inspiration, her writing, and representing
young voices in literature.
Eagar chats to PRC Officer Tamara Rodgers about her life as a surfer and why
the ocean is so important to her, and how she researches when she’s preparing
to write a new book. She also tells beginning writers why it’s important to
channel your daydreaming and lying skills into your stories!
Australian Children’s Laureate
Morris Gleitzman shares his writing process and his love of stories with author
Yvette Poshoglian backstage at the Sydney Writers’ Festival Primary Schools
Nicki Greenberg has written and
illustrated books for all ages. Backstage at the Sydney Writers’ Festival, she
chats to PRC Officer Tamara Rodgers about illustrating for children, and the
challenges of bringing someone else’s stories to life on the page.
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'Only the best kids grow up to be
Australian kids!' Author Yvette Poshoglian catches up backstage at the Sydney
Writers’ Festival with author, poet and performer A.F. Harrold. Part
author chat, part comedy session, part (not-so-dramatic) reading, you’ll hear
all about how books are dangerous and why we shouldn’t trust Australian
New York Times best-selling
author Jay Kristoff talks to PRC Officer Tamara Rodgers about killing friends
in his books, writing Artificial Intelligence, and the benefits of co-writing
books with other authors.
Katrina Nannestad chats to author
Yvette Poshoglian at the Sydney Writers’ Festival about her writing process and
why she didn’t like reading when she was a child (gasp!!!).
Patrick Ness took some time out
of his busy Sydney Writers’ Festival schedule to chat to PRC Officer Tamara
Rodgers about his writing process, turning his work into other forms, and why
we should read widely.
Former UK Children’s Laureate
Chris Riddell chats to PRC Officer Tamara Rodgers about the importance of
children’s books, and talks about the process of creating his wonderful
stories. We also get a sneak peek into his drawing journal!
Shaun Tan shares his incredible
journey with creating stories through art. He chats with PRC Officer Tamara
Rodgers about his artistic process and how this led him to the Academy Awards,
and provides some important advice for people interested in pursuing an
Throwback to 2017, when Jessica
Townsend chatted to Yvette Poshoglian about her wonderful book Nevermoor, how
she wrote such a fascinating story, and what she loved to read when she was a
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Videos filmed and edited by David Todd.
Interviews by Claire Catacouzinos, Yvette Poshoglian and Tamara Rodgers.
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