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Islands of the Imagination
Code: 227  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction, Young Adult
Sunday, May 20 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Mette Jakobsen, Margo Lanagan, Judith Ridge (facilitator)
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Fairytale, folklore and fantasy combine to create otherworldly island creations in Margo Lanagan and Mette Jakobsen's latest work. They explore how to feed and release the imagination in fiction, in conversation with Judith Ridge.

Presented with UNSW.

Mette Jakobsen (Australian)

Mette Jakobsen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1964 and now lives in Sydney. She has a PhD in creative writing and a BA in philosophy. In 2004 she graduated from NIDA’s Playwrights Studio and several of her plays have been broadcast on national radio. The Vanishing Act is her first novel and rights have already been sold around the world.

Margo Lanagan (Australian)

Margo Lanagan is an internationally acclaimed writer of novels and short stories. Her collections of short stories have garnered many awards. Black Juice was a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, won two World Fantasy Awards and the Victorian Premier's Award for Young-Adult Fiction. Red Spikes won the CBCA Book of the Year (Older Readers) and was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer's Prize. Tender Morsels won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and was a Michael L. Printz Honor Book. Margo’s most recent novel is Sea Hearts.

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Judith Ridge (Australian)

Judith Ridge is an internationally recognised specialist in children’s and youth literature. She has been an English teacher, editor, writer, critic and teacher of children’s literature and creative writing. She is currently the project officer for WestWords - the Western Sydney Young People’s Literature Development Project. Judith is a Churchill Fellow and has a master’s in children’s literature.

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