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  • The making and breaking of Australian writers and artists

    Fri 17 Jul, 2015

    The Australian government has announced changes to Arts funding that will make life harder for every Australian who enjoys books, film, theatre, music and art. http://kirstymurray.com/news/budgets-and-the-breaking-of-hearts/

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  • Budgets and the breaking of hearts

    Fri 17 Jul, 2015

    People talk about creative talent as being a ‘gift’. But ultimately, for most creators, it’s a gift that you give to your community and the wider world. And it is often a heartbreaking venture, not least because it can involve huge financial sacrifices. Many writers and artists spend years on end creating work that they hope will bring joy…

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    The Year it All Ended – CBCA Notable Book 2015

    Tue 14 Apr, 2015

    The Year It All Ended has been honoured by the Children’s Book Council of Australia in their 2015 Book of the Year Awards. It’s been listed as a notable book in the Older Readers category. This is my seventh book to receive a CBCA notables listing – my lucky number! You can read the full…

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“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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