In Episode 276 of So you want to be a writer: International bestselling author Amie Kaufman joins us to chat about her YA and middle grade fiction. We have double passes to Burning, a film based on a story by Haruki Murakami, to give away. You’ll also learn the meaning of vicissitude and more!
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Amie Kaufman is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of young adult fiction.
Her multi-award winning work is slated for publication in over 30 countries, and has been described as “a game-changer” (Shelf Awareness), “stylistically mesmerising” (Publishers Weekly) and “out-of-this-world awesome” (Kirkus).
Her series include The Illuminae Files, The Starbound Trilogy, Unearthed and Elementals: Ice Wolves. Her latest book is the second in the Elementals trilogy: Elementals: Scorch Dragons, released in March 2019.
Her work is in development for film and TV, and has taken home multiple Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, a Gold Inky, made multiple best-of lists and been shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.
Raised in Australia and occasionally Ireland, Amie has degrees in history, literature, law and conflict resolution. She lives in Melbourne with her husband, their rescue dog, and an extremely large personal library.
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