An Evening for Teachers and Librarians (primary years)
Join authors Emily Gale and Leanne Hall as they talk about their new books, why and how they talk about books, and what it’s like to create books.
Emily Gale has worked in children’s book publishing in a number of roles: editor, reader for a literary agent, and book buyer. In 2014 she was the prize manager for the inaugural Readings Children’s Book Prize. Her writing includes books for pre-schoolers, the junior series Eliza Boom’s Diary, and two young adult novels (most recently, Steal My Sunshine in 2013). Her new book, The Other Side of Summer, will be published in June.
Leanne Hall is the author of novels for young adults including the Text Prize-winning This Is Shyness and its sequel, Queen of the Night. Iris and the Tiger is her newly released first novel for younger readers. Leanne has worked in the arts, educational publishing and as a bookseller, but her enduring passion is for youth literature.
Attendees will receive a 20% discount off any books purchased on the night!