All posts filed under ‘General

Books + Publishing: Dorothy Hewett Award 2022 shortlist announced

General 05.08.2022

Books + Publishing, “Australia’s number-one source of news about the book industry” has reported on the news of the Dorothy Hewett Award shortlist announcement. UWA Publishing, in partnership with The Copyright Agency, presents this annual award for an unpublished manuscript. Brendan Ritchie’s novel Eta Draconis is on the shortlist, and the winner will be announced soon. […]

Beyond the Dark

General, Novels 17.07.2020

Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) have released their new publication, Beyond the Dark. Dystopian texts represent worlds that are both strange and strangely familiar. Appearing at a time of climate crisis and pandemic, this publication is intended as a guide for English teachers as they develop learning sequences for their students that […]

Fremantle Press: What is the power and the purpose of profanity?

Carousel, General 03.08.2015

Fremantle Press have put together a great article on the purpose of profanity in young adult fiction. “If used sparingly, and within context, I believe the f-word can form part of honest depictions of modern Australian life” The Classroom Express: What is the power and the purpose of profanity?