Was Aesop a Tortoise?

I love Aesop’s Fable. My dad, who was a great story-teller, often used to tell versions of them when he wanted to illustrate a point. And everyone knows the one about The Tortoise and The Hare.
Recently a young writer from Canberra Girls’ Grammar School wrote me an email that included the following question:

While I was in Canberra last month I attended a conference on Memoir and Biography which was held at the National Library of Australia. There were some fantastic speakers and While waiting for the doors to open, I made the mistake of flippantly saying that I didn’t know how many self-absorbed writers I could handle listening to on one weekend. That’s when I discovered that a huge proportion of the audience, including the person who I was speaking with, were writing memoirs. Whoops – tactless! I have the embarrassing propensity of suffering foot-in-mouth disease at conferences.

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

“Every adult was once a child and the child inside them never disappears.”

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