Writing Podcast Episode 509: Meet popular middle grade author Oliver Phommavanh, who talks about his book ‘What About Thao?’

Author Oliver Phommavanh talks about his middle grade novel What About Thao? How to get over your fears – and more.

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Writer in residence: Oliver Phommavanh

Oliver Phommavanh is the author of What About Thao and other novels. He loves to make people laugh, whether it’s on the page writing humour for kids or on stage as a stand-up comedian. He also shares his passion for writing with kids, using his experience as a primary school teacher. Oliver has performed at various comedy and writers festivals around Australia and Asia. Oliver’s other books include Brain Freeze, Don’t Follow Vee and Natural Born Loser, and he is best known for Thai-riffic!, Con-nerd and The Other Christy.

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This podcast is brought to you by the Australian Writers' Centre and our course Writing Children's Novels.

Find out more about your host, Valerie Khoo (@valeriekhoo on Twitter and @valeriekhoo on Instagram).

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