Congratulations to the authors shortlisted for this year’s Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. The Writing for Young Adults shortlist is:
- All I Ever Wanted by Vikki Wakefield
- The Shadow Girl by John Larkin
- Shiny Guys by Doug MacLeod
We are honoured to have Vikki Wakefield in conversation with Fiona Wood (author of Six Impossible Things) here at the State Library of Victoria on Tuesday, 28th August. The event is free, but bookings are required: click here for more information.
The John Marsden Prize for creative writing by those aged 24 years and younger is open once again. It’s one of the biggest prize pools for writing specifically by young people. Entries close 3rd September, so get writing now!
Oxford University Press is digitising and gamifying classical children’s literature (including Alice in Wonderland and Arabian Nights) to entice and engage young readers. Do you think the development is really a “strawberry” or just more chocolate-covered broccoli?
This utterly delightful article expresses perfectly how good books have no age limit on them. One of my personal favourites to re-read is Sonya Hartnett”s The Ghost’s Child. What are yours?
6. Resources for the writers
Got some older teens struggling to tie-up their creative writing? This piece tells you what not to do.
Kelly Gardiner defends adverbs. (Hey, if JK Rowling can work with them…)