Erica Wagner on her life in books & publishing

We were delighted to share news of Erica Wagner’s award of the Dromkeen Medal for outstanding achievement in the creation of Australian children’s and young adult literature. Her acceptance speech about her love of books and fascinating career in publishing was too good not to share with a broader audience, so you can enjoy it below:

Thank you so much to my colleagues, Anna McFarlane and Eva Mills, who nominated me, to the fantastic team at Allen & Unwin – whose cleverness and sense of fun I appreciate so much every day – and to every author, illustrator and colleague I’ve ever worked with – this is your medal too!… Read the rest

Eddie Ayres’ soundtrack to Danger Music

Danger Music tells the true story of a musician who travelled to Afghanistan in 2015 to teach cello at the only music school in the country. Eddie Ayres went to Kabul as Emma and returned as Eddie, finally accepting the man within his female body.… Read the rest

Have we forgotten Australia’s most successful writer ever?

Having sold over 70 million books around the world, why is there so little discussion of Australia’s biggest selling author in their home country? Our publisher Elizabeth discusses the incredible legacy of Morris West: 

In the 1970s my grandmother eagerly anticipated every new Morris West novel.… Read the rest