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    Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean

    Fri 19 Dec, 2014

    In November, Isobelle Carmody and I went to India for the official launch of Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean. It’s a stunning new anthology of fiction by 20 creators of speculative fiction and includes 73 pages of graphic illustrations. The book will be released in Australia in February 2015 and there will be much fanfare…

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    Festival Season

    Sat 23 Aug, 2014

    Children’s Bookweek is over for another year. I spoke to over one thousand primary and secondary school students from across Melbourne in the course of the week. I was impressed by the number of deep readers and serious thinkers that I met. The book is definitely not dead. The Melbourne Writers’ Festival opened on Thursday night…

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    A new book, a new blog post

    Sat 2 Aug, 2014

    Just arrived and looking beautiful. There’s nothing as delicious for a writer as the pleasure of holding a freshly published book. When this arrived in the post yesterday, I let out a squeal of pleasure. After a long break from blogging, it inspired me to write a fresh post on the conflict between blogging vs…

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