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'For many of us, the streets of London or New York are more familiar than the towns and settlements of the remote north and centre of our own country. But non-Indigenous artist and writer KIM MAHOOD, who spent many years of her childhood on a cattle station amid Indigenous lands, knows these parts of Australia well. In her new book, Position Doubtful, she recounts her frequent journeys from her home in Wamboin, near Canberra, back to Indigenous communities in NT and WA. We caught up with Kim in Alice Springs just as she was preparing to head out on a 1000 km road trip.'
'KATE MCCAFFREY, who grew up in Perth’s northern suburbs, has taught English to kids who hated reading. This experience prompted her to write books that those kids would want to read. Her latest book, Saving Jazz, focuses on the topic of cyberbullying – but from the viewpoint of the perpetrator rather than the victim. We asked Kate about the book and her writing life.'