Out of the literary ghetto

Posted: August 2, 2010 in Media, Writing

Australian author Garry Disher once observed that the Australian literary community tends to ghetto-ise children’s writers, herding them into separate programs at writers’ festivals, and giving them little coverage in the mass media.

He’s published more than forty books, across a range of genres, including crime thrillers, literary novels, short-story collections, novels for adolescents and children, and writers’ handbooks.

I can’t help but think how pleased he’d be with The Australian Literature Review which makes a point of featuring children’s authors cheek by jowl with novelists and other writers of fiction.

The site has recently featured interviews with Australian children’s authors Sandy Fussell, Meg McKinlay, George Ivanoff and Joel Hart, and today it features one with me.

Click here if you’d like to read my interview with The Australian Literature Review, Australia’s leading independent site dedicated to literary free thinking.

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