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27 September

Banned Book!

Here’s an interesting bit of news. The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas has posted the result of a survey listing ten books banned in various Texas school districts during 2013-14. The Vanguard Academy Charter School banned five of these ten books at a secondary level – and one of them was The Reformed Vampire […]

20 August

Radio National Interview

Michael Cathcart recently interviewed me on Radio National’s Books and Arts Daily program, along with the winner of the Older Readers Book of the Year, Fiona Wood. You can listen to the interview at the Books and Arts Daily website.

17 August

Children’s Book of the Year!

‘A Very Unusual Pursuit’ has won the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers. I just arrived back from Canberra, where I attended the the award ceremony; it was beautifully organised by the ACT branch of the CBCA. Many thanks to everyone who helped me to get there. A […]