Please note all these events have been completed.

Talkin’ Bout My Generation
Code: 220  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction, Young Adult
Sunday, May 20 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Mal Peet, Ursula Dubosarsky, Joy Lawn (facilitator)
Download to Calendar
Print Page
Immerse yourself in the 1960s with coming-of-age stories from two top writers for young adults.

Life: An Exploded Diagram is a story of first love, set against a backdrop of the Cold War and the events leading up to the Cuban Missile Crisis. The Golden Day is a dreamlike tale about a group of schoolgirls whose teacher mysteriously goes missing.

Mal Peet and Ursula Dubosarsky talk to Joy Lawn about treading the line between autobiography and fiction, and how memory feeds into their recent works.

Mal Peet (International)

Mal Peet has established himself as a strong and distinctive voice in young-adult fiction. His first novel, Keeper, won the Branford Boase Award and the Bronze Nestlé Children’s Book Award; Tamar won the Carnegie Medal; and Exposure was the 2009 winner of The Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. Mal’s latest novel is Life: An exploded diagram. As well as his young-adult novels, Mal has produced many books for children, most of them in collaboration with his wife, Elspeth Graham.

Also appearing at...
Ursula Dubosarsky (Australian)

Ursula Dubosarsky is widely regarded as one of the most talented and original writers in Australia today. She is the author of many outstanding books, both for young adults and for children, and has won numerous awards for excellence. In 2007 The Red Shoe won the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award, the NSW State Literary Award (Young Adult), and was an Honour Book in the CBCA Book of the Year Award (Older Readers). Ursula has a PhD in English literature from Macquarie University. She lives in Sydney with her family.

Also appearing at...
Joy Lawn (Australian)

Joy Lawn is fascinated by ideas and images, and how authors and artists express these with truth and originality. She reviews for The Australian, Australian Book Review and Australian Bookseller + Publisher, where she also writes a poetry column. She speaks about literature at conferences and other forums and is a literature judge. Joy’s latest book is the annual Inside the Shortlist 2012, which looks at this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia shortlisted books.

Also appearing at...