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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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    Out of the Blue

    Tue 8 Apr, 2014

    I wasn’t in Canberra on Saturday night to receive the Aurealis Award for Best Children’s Book. Many things kept me from going but not lack of desire. The Aurealis Award is a fabulous prize – an important award for fantasy, science fiction and speculative fiction that thinks outside the boundaries of space and time. This year’s…

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Kirsty is an Australian author of books for children and young adults. Her readership also includes many adventurous adult readers.

"Not everyone lives to a ripe old age but everyone was once a child and the child inside us never disappears."

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Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, 4th September
    Launch of my new novel - The Year it all Ended, 6.00 pm for 6.30
    Readings Bookshop, Hawthorn
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  • 11th-14th September
    Write Around the Murray Festival
    Albury, New South Wales
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  • 3rd-6th October
    Goa Readers and Writers Festival
    Panaji, Goa, India
  • 31st October - 1st November
    Celebrate Reading National Conference
    Fremantle, Western Australi
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