At this year's Melbourne Writers' Festival the Centre for Youth Literature interviewed a bunch of authors about young adult (YA) writing, including Myke Bartlett, AJ Betts, Isobelle Carmody, Cath Crowley, Ellie Marney, Richard Newsome, Alice Pung, Penny Tangey, Carole Wilkinson, Lili Wilkinson, and Claire Zorn.
Melbourne Writers Festival Centre for Youth Literature Isobelle Carmody Interview
Set to be published in October 2014, the anthology Fearsome Magics, edited by Jonathan Strahan and published by Solaris, will contain a new short story from Isobelle Carmody titled Grigori’s Solution.
Short story Jonathan Strahan Fearsome Magics Solaris
Isobelle Carmody will be appearing at schools and festivals from August through to November, in Victoria, Brisbane, ACT, NSW and WA - including both the Melbourne and Brisbane Writers' Festivals, the Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival in Geraldton and Conflux 10 in Canberra.
Here's her current dates and sessions list and we'll add more to the list as more dates are confirmed.
Melbourne Brisbane Geraldton Canberra Melbourne Writers Festival Brisbane Writers Festival Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival International Library Symposium NSW Writers Centre ASA Conflux Qld Writers Centre Epic Diem
We were only alerted to its presence yesterday, but this interview is a great one - in which Isobelle discusses The Obernewtyn Chronicles, what inspired her to write it in the first place, writing for YA and children in general, and that she is thinking about adapting The Obernewtyn Chronicles into a TV series one day.
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Via Herald Sun: "Nossal High School Year 11 student, Bridgette Van Diepen, a finalist in the competition to find the best book covers and book trailers designed by secondary school students, could not believe her eyes."
Obernewtyn Paper Cuts Competition
Today marks the official start of the Obernet Anthology Project!
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Isobelle Carmody has recently done an interview with David McDonald from Ebon Shores as part of the Australian Spec Fic Snapshot for 2014.
Isobelle Carmody interview Australian Spec Fic Snapshot The Red Queen Greylands Greylands film
The District of Wonders website have put up a podcast reading of Isobelle Carmody's short story, Perchance to Dream, which appeared in the Dreaming Again anthology in 2008.
Dreaming Again Perchance to Dream Harper Collins Short story
During Melbourne Writers Festival 2014, Isobelle Carmody took part in a talk called "Do You Remember the First Time", where she joined five other authors at The Toff in Town bar to discuss their personal 'firsts'. To accompany that talk, Isobelle has allowed us to publish her short story, Bear Flower, on, to be available to logged-in members at her request.
Bear Flower The First Time II Hodder Headline Australia Childrens Books Short story
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