Last night, I attended the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and what a wonderful event it was! The winner of the children’s category was ‘Open Your Heart to Country’ a picture book by Jasmine Seymour. It was an honour to be there at the National Library of Australia to catch up with other authors and illustrators: […]
Last night, I attended the ASA Colin Simpson Memorial lecture at the State Library of Victoria. It was a wonderful evening with inspirational talks from authors Toni Jordan and Shankari Chandran. Congratulations to Helen Garner who was awarded the ASA medal! It was lovely to catch up with friends Wendy Orr, Kirsty Murray, Ann James, […]
In May, I travelled to Brisbane to speak at the Narelle Oliver Lecture. On my first morning in Brisbane, I had a wonderful session with the girls from St. Aidan’s Corinda.  Don’t you just love Blobet the Great? This was one of the many gorgeous drawings of the Chinese mythological beast Qilin. I also received […]
The link for this conversation with Ron Gorman is in my bio. The ACLF is proud to be part of the Foundation for Learning and Literacy Literature Symposium series in 2022. Our video features our current Australian Laureate Gabrielle Wang in conversation with ACLF Board member and Deputy Director AISWA Ron Gorman.
Best question from Melbourne Writers Festival yesterday. In fact it’s one of the best questions I’ve been asked ever. In my talk I tell the true childhood story of an old lady who lived in a mansion who we called the witch. Q: ‘If that lady was still alive today, what would you say to […]
  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Gabrielle Wang 兴霜 (@gabriellewangbooks) Australian Values is a project that the government has put together where people from all walks of life are interviewed. Repost Australian Values https://www.instagram.com/p/Chjdx1thWWV/
I was interviewed by Valerie Khoo from the Australian Writers Centre. https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/writer-495-australian-childrens-laureate-gabrielle/id836440322?i=1000576170327
I so enjoyed speaking with Katherine Collette on The First Time Podcast Our conversation covered: Stories and storytelling as a part of early life Growing up Chinese-Australian in a very white Australia Prophetic dreams Mentor Hazel Edwards, author of There’s a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake Rejection Magical experiences in life Writing process – […]
Today I welcome Allison Lloyd to How Writers Work!
Today I welcome Alice Pung to How Writers Work HOW DID YOU FIRST GET PUBLISHED? My first book
Today I welcome author and publisher Paul Collins. How did you get your first book published? I didn’t read as a kid — in fact, there wasn’t a book in our house. Well, there was one. A green-spined Penguin mystery that would appear
How did you get your first book published? It was very good Luck! I had a weird collection of surrealistic black and white drawings
Today I welcome Sherryl Clark to talk about her journey into writing, her books and other things.
How did your first book get published? I am loathe to say that my first book took only 3 hours to write. That said, it was three hours and twenty years of practise, so when you look at it that way, it’s not so bad. It was a classic case of noticing opportunity when it knocks and opening […]
  How did you get your first book published? My debut YA novel, Letters to Leonardo took over 10 years from initial idea to publication. It involved more than 30 drafts and around 1 million words on paper.
Kate Forsyth is my guest this week on How Writers Work How did you get your first book published? I’ve always wanted to be a writer – it’s the only thing I’ve ever wanted to be. All through my childhood I wrote many poems and novels, and sent out my first manuscript when I was […]
  Susanne Gervay is my guest this week on How Writers Work How did you get your first book published? My first book ‘Jamie’s a Hero’ took two years to get published. I faced endless rejections until
How did you get your first book published? I wrote my first novel, Rhino Chasers, while I was studying Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT. Three separate novel classes helped me hone the draft.
With the release of her fantastic new book, The Reluctant Hallelujah, Gabrielle Williams is my featured author on How Writer’s Work.
                        This week I welcome Margo Lanagan! How did you get your first book published? My first several books were written under pseudonyms. They were romance stories for teenage readers, quite formulaic and simple.
                  This week, children’s author Wendy Orr visits my blog. How did you got your first book published? I made a decision to write seriously –  for publication – at the beginning of 1986.
                          1. How did you get your first book published? My road to publication was paved with a combination of persistence and luck. I started sending short stories to publishers when I was doing my Bachelor of Arts at uni. Many years later, […]
This is a weekly series of guest posts on How Writers Work. This week YA author and television script writer Fiona Wood gives us an insight into her writing life.
This is a weekly series of guest posts on How Writers Work. This week, award winning children’s picture book author and illustrator Narelle Oliver gives us an insight into her writing and illustrating life.
This is a weekly series of guest posts on How Writers Work. This week, children’s author and illustrator Peter Carnavas gives us an insight into his writing and illustrating life.
This is a weekly series of guest posts on How Writers Work. This week, Tristan Bancks gives us an insight into his life as an author.
This is a weekly series of guest posts on How Writers Work. In particular, children’s writers. Kate Gordon gives us an insight into her life as an author.             1. How did you get your first book published? I know that I was lucky to get my first book published in […]
This is a weekly series of guest posts on How Writers Work. Ian Irvine gives us an insight into his writing process.
This is a weekly series of guest posts on How Writers Work. Lorraine Marwood, Australian poet and children’s author and winner of the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, gives us an insight into her writing process.
This is a weekly series of guest posts on How Writers Work. Australian children’s author Corinne Fenton gives us an insight into her writing process.
This is a weekly series of guest posts on How Writers Work. Australian children’s and YA author Carole Wilkinson talks about her writing.
This is a weekly series of guest posts on How Writers Work. This week I’m talking about how I write and my creative space.
This is a weekly series of guest posts on How Writers Work. Australian children’s and YA author Sue Lawson talks about her writing process.
This is a weekly series of guest posts on How Writers Work. Australian YA author Lili Wilkinson talks about her writing process.
This is a weekly series of guest posts on How Writers Work. Australian children’s and YA author Cath Crowley talks about her writing process.
This is a weekly series of guest posts on How Writers Work. Australian children’s and YA author Michael Gerard Bauer talks about his writing process.
This is a weekly series of guest posts on How Writers Work. Australian children’s author Claire Saxby talks about her writing process.               How did you get your first book published? The first writing class I did was Short Story. Easiest way to start I figured. Hah! Of course, to […]
This is a weekly series of guest posts on How Writers Work. Australian children’s and YA author Michael Wagner talks about his writing process.
Inspired by Simmone Howell’s Anatomy of a Novel, this is a weekly series of guest posts on How Writers Work. Australian author Hazel Edwards talks about her writing process.
Inspired by Simmone Howell’s Anatomy of a Novel, this is a weekly series of guest posts on How Writers Work. Children’s and YA author Julia Lawrinson talks about her writing process.
Inspired by Simmone Howell’s Anatomy of a Novel, this is the first in a series of guest blogs on How Writers Work. YA author Michael Pryor talks about his writing process.