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Teaching with Fantasy: Anthony Eaton, Nightpeople
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  • Further Reading and Viewing

  • The sequels to Nightpeople, the first book of the Darklands Trilogy by Anthony Eaton, are:

    • Skyfall (University of Queensland Press)
    • Daywards (University of Queensland Press)
  • Anthony Eaton's Recommendations for Further Reading

  • Anthony Eaton recommends the following resources for readers interested in finding out more about his writing, sources of inspiration, and writing processes:

    • Write or Die: A good warm-up activity for when you are trying to get into a writing mode. Anthony suggests setting the difficulty to 'kamikaze mode' and seeing what happens.
    • Sean Williams: Anthony states that Williams is, without a doubt, one of his favourite Australian SF authors, and that Williams’ Books of the Change trilogy inspired him to launch into Nightpeople.
    • Shaun Tan: Anthony has known Tan for years; they started their writing careers in Perth around the same time, and so their paths have continued to cross. Anthony says that Tan’s way of seeing the world has been a constant influence.
    • Lili Wilkinson:  Anthony says that he admires the way Lili researches her stories but doesn’t allow research to drive the narrative.
    • Claire Zorn: Anthony admires how Claire’s books constantly confront without falling back on predictability or cliché.

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