6 06, 2016

#LoveOzYAbookclub: June 2016 book selection

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This month’s title selection has been generously provided by Chris Currie, author of May’s book, CLANCY OF THE UNDERTOW (and proud new dad, as of Saturday May 4th – congratulations Chris!  Love to the whole family!!). Chris has chosen…*drumroll*… THE INTERROGATION OF ASHALA WOLF by Ambelin Kwaymullina!!  Yay!  Kermit flail! In this first book of [...]

23 05, 2016

#LoveOzYAbookclub – May 2016 Discussion Post: Clancy of the Undertow (Chris Currie)

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Hi bookclubbers! How did you all go with CLANCY OF THE UNDERTOW?  I found the directness of the prose wove its own magic, and although it took me a few pages to sink into Clancy's scratchy, raw personality, I was truly converted within a few chapters. It's kind of fascinating to see where writers leap [...]

16 05, 2016

#LoveOzYAbookclub – Five Messy Questions with Chris Currie (Clancy of the Undertow)

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Chris is our special guest in the hot seat for this month’s bookclub grilling – and not only did he rise to the challenge, concocting an amazing-sounding cocktail in honour of Clancy, but he dug through his archives to find (in draft form) some of the earliest words he wrote that made the book happen [...]

14 04, 2016

#LoveOzYAbookclub: April 2016 – Five Messy Questions with Dave Burton

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  Well, we’re at it again, picking the brains of our favourite authors.  This month’s author in the hot seat is Dave Burton, the author of How to Be Happy, and he’s answered five slightly offbeat questions to give us some insight into his writing process (or at least, what his Writing Must-Haves consist of). [...]

30 03, 2016

#LoveOzYAbookclub: March 2016 Discussion Post – Notes from the Teenage Underground (Simmone Howell)

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In a staggering display of organisational skill, I have put up the Discussion Post on time.  Yes, I know you're shocked! But enough about my organisation (or lack thereof) - what did you think of this month's book?  NOTES FROM THE TEENAGE UNDERGROUND was a book that had  me lying on the bed in the [...]

29 03, 2016

“Looking Back, Looking Forward”: Notes from the Teenage Underground and LoveOzYA

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It’s nearly upon us: that time when we add our thoughts and comments to the discussion thread about this month’s book.  Usually I ask authors to either answer Five Messy Questions, or participate in a Facebook chat (which I’m still getting the hang of, you might have noticed).  This month, with our book NOTES FROM [...]

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