Newington Festival and Being Here goes to China
The bi-annual Newington Festival took place at the end of March and I was honoured to launch the festival in front of the whole school. As always the students and staff were amazing and I had a fantastic time. It was also a thrill to catch up with so many wonderful colleagues like Mike Bauer and Simon Higgins, as well as making new friends amongst the writing community.
Thanks to everyone at Newington, in particular Sue Richer, for making this a great occasion.
In other news, Being Here is to be published in complex Chinese. My very first book, The Whole Business With Kiffo and the Pitbull was also published in complex Chinese so it's great to be back in that territory. As promised, here are some early reviews of the novel:
I'm pretty pleased with those...
A compelling novel about a powerful relationship between a troubled teenager and his grandfather, set in the Tasmanian Wilderness.
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