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    The Wonderful West

    Tue 1 Nov, 2016

    Tomorrow I head west, flying across Australia to spend two and a half weeks as a guest of The Literature Centre in Fremantle. For many Australian children’s authors, The Literature Centre is a home away from home. I’ve packed my bag and my kit of workshop materials and I’m looking forward to working with hundreds…

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  • ARKIV 1987 - En  leende Astrid Lindgren fotograferad av Jacob Forsell i Astrids sommarhus i Furusund.. Bilden blev senare minnesfrimärke. Bilden publicerad i boken "Bilder som förändrat Sverige" - en berättelse om Expressens bildjournalistik 1944-2004.
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    Fri 21 Oct, 2016

    Astrid Lindgren was one of my childhood heroes. Yesterday, at the Frankfurt Book Fair, nominees for the 2017 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award were announced.  I’m very honoured to be on the list, alongside some of my favourite children’s authors and illustrators. http://www.alma.se/Documents/2016/Nominated_Candidates_2017.pdf

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    The Future of Puddle Hunting

    Wed 19 Oct, 2016

    The very talented Karen Blair has agreed to illustrate my first picture book for small children, Puddle Hunters. Inspired by puddle hunting adventures with my granddaughter, Alexandra, the book will be published by Allen & Unwin and released in early 2018.

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Kirsty is an Australian author of books for children and young adults.

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Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, 3rd - Friday, 11th November, 2016
    Residency & Talented Young Writer Workshops
    The Literature Centre, Fremantle, WA
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  • Sunday, 13th November - Friday 19th November, 2016
    Pilbara Tour & workshops
    Port Hedland & Newman
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  • Monday 21 - Friday 25th November, 2016
    SWF Children's Festival of Moving Stories
    Across Western Sydney
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  • Friday, 2nd December
    MTalks: India Dark, 1.00-2.00 pm
    M Pavillion - Queen Victoria Gardens, Southbank Arts Precinct, Melbounre
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