Meet Fiona Murphy, author of The Shape of Sound. Prizes for unpublished manuscripts that are now open. Discover your must-read lists for children's and young adult books. Plus, we have 10 double passes to A Boy Called Christmas, in cinemas 25 November to give away.
Links mentioned in this episode
- 21 books for kids who like science (and for kids who don't like science yet)
- 15 amazing Australian novels for readers 10+ (on their way to YA)
- The Dorothy Hewett Award for an unpublished manuscript
- Submissions open for the 2022 Penguin Literary Prize
- So you want to be a writer book
- Special offer: signed copies of A.L. Tait books
- WIN: 10 double passes to ‘A Boy Named Christmas'
- So you want to be a writer Facebook group
Writer in residence: Fiona Murphy
Fiona Murphy is an award-winning deaf poet and essayist based in the Blue Mountains, NSW. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Age, Kill Your Darlings, Overland, The Saturday Paper, Griffith Review, The Big Issue, among many other publications.
Her debut memoir, The Shape of Sound, was released by Text Publishing in March 2021. It will be available in the UK (February 2022) and North America (Spring 2022).
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Find out more about your hosts here:
- Allison Tait (@altait on Twitter and @allisontaitwriter on Instagram).
- Valerie Khoo (@valeriekhoo on Twitter and @valeriekhoo on Instagram).