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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Sofie Laguna
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'Sofie Laguna is an acclaimed writer for both children and adults. Her picture books, Too Loud Lily and On Our Way to the Beach, are classics. Her Miles Franklin award winning novel, The Eye of the Sheep, grabs your attention early and never let’s go.' (Introduction)


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    • Sofie loved reading Dr Seuss as a child (especially Horton Hatches the Egg), as well as Hans Christian Andersen and Enid Blyton. Specific books that stand out in her memory are The House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert DeJong (and illustrated by Maurice Sendak) and The Owl Service by Alan Garner.
    • D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye is one of Sofie’s favourite books. She also adores the works of Helen Garner and Christos Tsiolkas.
    • Sofie cites the movie, or more specifically the screenplay, Thelma and Louise as motivation for her to start her writing career.
    • Ania Walwicz taught Sofie short story writing at RMIT University.
    • At the time of this interview Sofie was reading Anne Patchett's Commonwealth and Karen Joy Fowler’s We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.

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