In Episode 284 of So You Want To Be A Writer: Direct from VIVID Festival, this is the LIVE event. If you couldn’t go, this is the next best thing! This episode features your hosts Allison Tait and Valerie Khoo in conversation with historical fiction author Pamela Hart and crime/thriller author Candice Fox. Straight to you from the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Writers in Residence
Hades, Candice Fox’s first novel, won the Ned Kelly Award for best debut in 2014 from the Australian Crime Writers Association. The sequel, Eden, won the Ned Kelly Award for best crime novel in 2015, making Candice only the second author to win these accolades back-to-back. She is also the author of the bestselling Fall, Crimson Lake and Redemption Point, all shortlisted for Ned Kelly and Davitt Awards.
In 2015 Candice began collaborating with James Patterson. Their first novel together, Never Never, set in the vast Australian outback, was a huge bestseller in Australia and went straight to number 1 on the New York Times bestseller list in the US and also to the top of the charts in the UK. Since then they have written Black & Blue, Fifty Fifty, Liar Liar, Hush Hush in the Harriet Blue series. Her books are printed in fifteen languages.
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Pamela Hart/Pamela Freeman
Dr Pamela Freeman is the award-winning author of more than 30 books. Her most recent book, published under the name of Pamela Hart, is The Desert Nurse (Hachette Australia), an historical novel.
She is best known for the Castings trilogy (published in the US, the UK, France, Spain, Portugal and Germany as well as Australia) and for Ember and Ash, winner of the Aurealis Award for best fantasy novel. Another children’s book, Victor’s Challenge, was published in 2009 in Australia and the UK and won the Aurealis Award for Best Children’s Fantasy.
Pamela started as a children’s writer, and many of her books have been shortlisted for the State Literary Awards, the Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Awards, the Koala Awards and the Wilderness Society Environment Awards. Pamela – who is also an accomplished scriptwriter – taught creative writing at the University of Technology, Sydney for many years. She has also been a guest lecturer at the University of Sydney and taught writing workshops around Australia for the National Book Council and various state libraries. Pamela has a Doctorate of Creative Arts in Writing from the University of Technology, Sydney.
She has published numerous short stories and has spoken at various writers’ festivals around the country.
Pamela is also Director of Creative Writing Faculty here at the Australian Writers’ Centre.
Find out more about Pamela at www.pamelafreeman.com.
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