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Is there enough diversity within (Aus) YA fiction?

Is there enough diversity within (Aus) YA fiction?

Ask Alice is an online column written by our former Secretary, Alice Boer-Endacott, who has published several young adult fantasy novels and a non-fiction essay…

What makes Australian YA distinctly ‘Australian’ (according to authors)?

What makes Australian YA distinctly ‘Australian’ (according to authors)?

Ask Alice is an online column written by our former Secretary, Alice Boer-Endacott, who has published several young adult fantasy novels and a non-fiction essay…

Ask Alice: What makes Australian YA distinctly ‘Australian’ (according to readers)?

Ask Alice: What makes Australian YA distinctly ‘Australian’ (according to readers)?

Ask Alice is an online column produced by the #LoveOzYA team, and written by our Secretary, Alice Boer-Endacott, who has published several young adult fantasy…

Ok, but how do books actually affect the worldview of young people?

Ok, but how do books actually affect the worldview of young people?

Ask Alice is an online column produced by the #LoveOzYA team, and written by our Secretary, Alice Boer-Endacott, who has published several young adult fantasy…

Ask Alice: Should YA be more present in writers’ festivals?

Ask Alice: Should YA be more present in writers’ festivals?

Ask Alice is an online column produced by the #LoveOzYA team, and written by our Secretary, Alice Boer-Endacott, who has published several young adult fantasy…

Ask Alice: Do YA authors have to build a personal brand or can they just write books?

Ask Alice: Do YA authors have to build a personal brand or can they just write books?

Ask Alice is an online column produced by the #LoveOzYA team, and written by our Secretary, Alice Boer-Endacott, who has published several young adult fantasy…

#LoveOzYA Q&A with 2022 Ampersand Prize Winner Elisa Chenoweth

#LoveOzYA Q&A with 2022 Ampersand Prize Winner Elisa Chenoweth

The Ampersand Prize is an annual competition run by Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing that seeks to celebrate an unpublished writer of middle-grade and young adult…

2022 National Young Writers Festival Wrap-Up

2022 National Young Writers Festival Wrap-Up

The National Young Writers Festival is an annual gathering of Australia’s young and talented artists. Held in Newcastle NSW as well as digitally, the festival…

Alice Asks: What have I learned from a year of answering your questions?

Alice Asks: What have I learned from a year of answering your questions?

Ask Alice is an online column produced by the #LoveOzYA team, and written by our Secretary, Alice Boer-Endacott, who has published several young adult fantasy…