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4 days ago
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So my last school visit for the year is done, with lovely Lucy from 'Lucy's Book' by @nataliejaneprior and @cherylorsini peeking over my shoulder and keeping me company the whole day.

I'm so ... See more

5 days ago
George Saunders on the Best Writing Advice He’s Received

'I like David Foster Wallace’s notion that writer’s block is always a function of the writer having set a too-high bar for herself. You know: you type a line, it fails to meet the “masterpiece ... See more

George Saunders’ new book Fox 8 is available now. * How do you tackle writer’s block? I like David Foster Wallace’s notion that writer’s block is always a function of the writer having …

1 week ago
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So delighted to be in Melbourne today, for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards. I was super thrilled to receive the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award for 8-10 year-olds for ... See more

3 weeks ago
Prime Minister's Literary Awards

Now here’s a selection for your book club! Celebrate great Australian books from the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards 2018 shortlist. Check out all the shortlists here: ... See more

1 month ago
Wizards, dragons, bears and chooks with Lisa Shanahan - Writing NSW

Here's a short interview with Writing NSW, exploring why I write, where I find inspiration and what brings me joy in the process!

Where do captivating ideas for children’s books really come from? How do you make a picture book text work? What does it truly take to write a middle-grade novel that lingers and lasts? Ahead of ... See more

1 month ago
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The outline for my six week course on 'Wizards, Dragons, Bears and Chooks: The Joy of Writing for Children' is up online at Writing NSW now. It's been wonderful to ponder the writing process, to ... See more

1 month ago
The Children's Book Council of Australia - QLD Branch

It was a great privilege to be the guest speaker at the CBCA Queensland Branch Book Week dinner, to share the way reading has shaped my life. I was more than a little nervous to be honest! But there ... See more

We have just published Lisa Shanahan 's guest author speech given at the Branch Book Week dinner (all the way) back in August. It's a long read, yes, but inspiring, joyful and wonderfully generous. ... See more

2 months ago
Writing NSW

"Where do captivating ideas for children’s books really come from?" Join Lisa Shanahan for a 6-week course on Tuesday evenings to learn how to produce an engaging book for children!

2 months ago

I'm looking forward to facilitating a six-week course at Writing NSW, called 'Wizards, Dragons, Bears and Chooks: The Joy of Writing for Children' on Tuesday evenings, from 23 October to 27 November. ... See more

2 months ago
The Children's Book Council of Australia - QLD Branch

I love this CBCA Book Week display so much! It's so immensely hilarious and clever. But I don't think it's scary sea creatures from the deep that Ruby Lee and Rodney need to be worried about...

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