TAKING FIVE WITH SARAH HOLLAND-BATT

Sarah Holland-Batt is an award-winning Australian poet. Rising to critical acclaim after winning the Thomas Shapcott prize for her first collection, Aria (UQP), Sarah has continued to make waves across the Australian and international poetry sphere, with work published in The New Yorker, Slate, Poetry, Agenda, Michigan Quarterly Review, and many more. Her second collection, The Hazards (UQP) has won her further attention … Continue reading »

TAKING FIVE WITH MELISSA ASHLEY

Melissa Ashley’s meticulous attention to detail is on show in her first novel, The Birdman’s Wife, which explores the life and relationships of artist Elizabeth Gould. AWM intern TJ Wilkshire spent some time with Melissa to discuss birds, art, poetry, and secret women’s history. Your debut novel tells the story of Elizabeth Gould, wife of … Continue reading »

Taking Five with Jacque Duffy

Children’s author and illustrator Jacque Duffy chats to the AWM intern about how she wrote her book The Bear Said Please and some of the writing events that helped her stay on track. Jacque Duffy has written and illustrated seven children’s books in a series. These books were placed into Queensland State schools and libraries. One book has been … Continue reading »

Taking Five with Amanda Bridgeman

Author of the Aurora series, Amanda Bridgeman talks to AWM about kick-ass female sci-fi writers and how to best consume writing advice (with a generous dash of salt). Amanda Bridgeman was born and raised in the seaside/country town of Geraldton, Western Australia, she hails from fishing and farming stock. The youngest of four children, her three … Continue reading »

Taking Five with Amy Andrews

Romance writer Amy Andrews tells us why we don’t have enough romantic fiction in our lives. AWM chats to Amy about her latest novel The Heat of the Night and her advice to emerging writers to stick with it. Amy Andrews is an award-winning, best-selling Aussie author who has written 40 contemporary romances in both … Continue reading »