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Behind the cover of Lenny’s Book of Everything

Karen Foxlee‘s outstanding new novel Lenny’s Book of Everything is a story of heartbreak and healing that young and old are guaranteed to fall in love with. Creating a gorgeous cover for it was to be quite a challenge, so here’s editor Radhiah to explain how it came about: 

The cover for Lenny’s Book of Everything had to be something special to capture the beauty, wonder and complexity, joy and grief of the book itself—a very tall order for any cover!… Read the rest

Craig Phillips on creating comics

A fascinating insight as Craig Phillips – creator of the glorious children’s comic collection of myths and legends from around the world, Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts – talks us through his creative process.Read the rest

An apology to the people of New Zealand, from the Alien Onions

Dear New Zealand, It’s been brought to our attention that we left one very important detail off the first two books in Freedom Finders, Emily Conolan’s brilliant new ‘choose your own destiny’ series about brave and awesome refugee kids coming to Australia…

World map at the back of the book, showing readers the characters’ journey

*cough*

Luckily an astute up-and-coming Kiwi author and dedicated Freedom Finders fan (thanks Steve Mushin) put us on to this informative video from your by all accounts rather excellent Prime Minister:

 

Emily Conolan, as a Tasmanian, relates and extends her sympathies… and we can assure you that this grievous error is being corrected as the books reprint.… Read the rest

I didn’t win the Vogel’s Award, but…

Ahead of this weekend’s announcement of the Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award shortlist, Colin Dray recounts his experience being shortlisted for the Vogel’s Award, and how he found his debut novel Sign getting published despite not winning.Read the rest

Staff love for Little Gods

In less than a week one of our most anticipated books of the year is published – Jenny Ackland’s Little Gods and young protagonist Olive Lovelock have captured the hearts of our staff, so read their thoughts on this remarkable novel and find out how to win a copy for yourself.… Read the rest