TAKING FIVE WITH MICHELLE LAW

Michelle Law has become a fixture in the Australian freelancing scene for her outspoken nature and sharp wit. She has written for publications such as The Lifted Brow, Peril, Frankie, Seizure and Meanjin, among others. In addition to her freelance work she’s a bookseller, poet, filmmaker, playwright, and fish owner. AWM intern TJ Wilkshire took five with Michelle … Continue reading »

TAKING FIVE WITH EILEEN CHONG

With the release of Eileen Chong’s third book, Painting Red Orchids, AWM intern TJ Wilkshire took a moment with the Singaporean-Australian poet to discuss economy of language, poetic influences, and Eileen’s evolution as a writer.   How do you think social media has influenced the way poets write? Do you think it has taught poets … Continue reading »

TAKING FIVE WITH KAREN FOXLEE

AWM recently sat down with Australian YA author Karen Foxlee to discuss writing with children, getting into the YA mindset, and winning the QPLAs.   What made you want to write YA novels? Was it your daughter, Alice? And if so, how has she influenced your writing? Does she understand how important writing is to … Continue reading »

TAKING FIVE WITH WESTERLY MAGAZINE

Dr. Catherine Noske is editor of Westerly Magazine at the University of Western Australia, where she also teaches in Literature and Creative Writing. She has twice been awarded the Elyne Mitchell Prize for Rural Women Writers, and her current manuscript, the subject of a Varuna Fellowship, was shortlisted for the 2015 Dorothy Hewett Award. AWM … Continue reading »

TAKING FIVE WITH ISLAND MAGAZINE

Island is one of Australia’s premier literary magazines. Founded in 1979 in Hobart, over the past 37 years Island has featured a mix of fiction, poetry and articles from multiple Australian luminaries. AWM recently spoke to Vern Field, Managing Editor of Island Magazine, about poetry, publishing, and being a print-only magazine in the modern publishing industry. Visit Island‘s website to … Continue reading »

TAKING FIVE (OR SIX) WITH KARI GISLASON

AWM recently spoke to Kari Gislason, writer and academic, about writing habits, travel writing, and his two books. Kari’s memoir, The Promise of Iceland, is a powerful tale of family origins and place, which highlights Kari’s ability to capture the stark beauty of Icelandic landscapes on the page. His second book, The Ash Burner, is … Continue reading »