I’ll be chairing two sessions for the Perth Writers’ Festival this month, one on censorship in young adult writing with Sally Rippin, Libby Gleeson and AJ Betts, and one on fable with Rana Dasgupta (who has a very cool website), Sonya Hartnett and Arnold Zable. Check out the website for times and places.
I was very pleased to have The Push reviewed by Ian Nichols in this weekend’s West Weekend Magazine. There’s nothing like a review in your hometown, I have to say. The review started, ‘a premier exploration of the vague boundary between young adult and adult novels’, which seems to be something I’ve been hearing a lot of. I can see the point of the argument – when is a book for teenagers not a book for teenagers? – but my teenaged readers seem to like it as much as older folk. But my next ones will be much more firmly audience specific, I think (see the s*x in cars entry previously). Watch this space.