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#LoveOzYAbookclub December 2020 title announcement – THE LEFT-HANDED BOOKSELLERS OF LONDON

December 10th, 2020|0 Comments

Ohmigawd, we made it to the end of 2020!! None too soon for most of us, I imagine – can we get a petition going for a generally nicer year in 2021? That would be really cool, and everyone would appreciate it, I’m sure.

But to see out the year, we usually choose one book to take us from December into January, and this year’s end-of-year pick is THE LEFT-HANDED BOOKSELLERS OF LONDON by Garth Nix. Emmaly and I both noticed that we hadn’t scheduled any male authors this year […]

#LoveOZYAbookclub November 2020 author interview: RAWAH ARJA (The F Team)

December 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

Hello! Welcome to our Author Interview with RAWAH ARJA, author of this month’s title The F Team.

Read on to find out all about the inspirations behind The F Team…

Where did the inspiration for “The F Team” come from?

I wrote The F Team for two reasons: reading in my community is often viewed as a school chore and the fact that I never read as a kid. I found it boring and there were too many words on the pages. My high school English teacher gave me two books: […]

#LoveOzYAbookclub November 2020 title announcement – THE F TEAM

November 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

Hello everyone! We are on the home stretch guys, it’s November! Good luck to everyone doing end of year exams at the moment. This has been a year like no other and exams after the interrupted schooling are stressful, but we know you guys will Rock It! A big shout out to all the teachers supporting everyone through this tough year too.

Our book choice for November #LoveOZYAbookclub is THE F TEAM by Rawah Arja.

Meet Tariq Nader, leader of ‘The Wolf Pack’ at Punchbowl High, who has […]

#LoveOzYAbookclub – October 2020 author tribute: STEPH BOWE (Night Swimming)

October 19th, 2020|0 Comments

On January 20 of this year, Steph Bowe passed away at the age of twenty-five. She had lymphoma. It’s always tempting to describe illness as a war – ‘the battle with cancer’ – but struggling with terminal illness is just that, a daily struggle. Steph described a lot of it on her Facebook page, and then one day the updates stopped.

We heard the news of Steph’s passing from her mum. The Australian writing community was devastated. Steph was one of us. She started out as a talented blogger and young writer, who was shocked and delighted to receive her first publishing deal for GIRL SAVES BOY at only fifteen.