I had a lovely time at my book launch for Little Paradise. It was held at Hutong Dumpling Bar in Melbourne. The decor is old Chinese, the perfect setting as it mirrors the atmosphere of the novel. My friend and children’s author and illustrator Sally Rippin gave a beautiful speech to launch the book. Other authors were Kirsty Murray, Melina Marchetta, Meredith Costain, Leigh Hobbs, Corinne King, Wendy Orr, Krista Bell, Michael Pryor, Lili Wilkinson, Claire Saxby, Jane Godwin, Sofie Laguna, Michael Wagner and Diana Lawrenson.

Here are a selection of photos. If you are on FB you can log into ‘Gabrielle Wang Author’ to see more. The only thing I couldn’t capture were the delicious dumplings.

Sally Rippin and I waiting for the guests to arrive.
Sofie Laguna and Dmetri Kakmi
Wendy Orr and Hope Stewart
'Turn the music off, please!'
Kirsty Murray and Melina Marchetta

Michael Pryor, Andrew Finegan, Kristin Gill
Wendy Orr, Lili Wilkinson
The original photo that the cover was taken from
Melina Marchetta, Lili Wilkinson, Andrew Finegan
Three generations - Mabel Wang, Lei Lei Clavey and me
Corinne King, Meredith Costain, Claire Saxby
Leigh Hobbs
Lisa Wang, Mabel Wang

My son, Ren Clavey and Krista Bell


  1. What a wonderful gathering of other talented Aussie authors and illustrators to help you celebrate the launch of “Little Paradise” and a perfect setting Gabrielle! Looks like a great time was had by alll…

  2. Hi Gabrielle

    The launch looks wonderful and filled with so many talented people 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing and I’m so glad you had a great time launching “Little Paradise”. I can’t wait to read it!

  3. It was a gorgeous launch, Gabi. Lovely atmosphere and great speeches. As soon as I’d sent off my new manuscript, I snuggled down with ‘Little Paradise’ and enjoyed every word of it. What a story! Congratulations.

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