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1 y separately published work icon The Monster of Her Age Danielle Binks , Sydney : Lothian , 2021 21846042 2021 single work novel young adult

'How do you ruin someone's childhood?

'Ellie Marsden was born into the legendary Lovinger acting dynasty. Granddaughter of the infamous Lottie Lovinger, as a child Ellie shared the silver screen with Lottie in her one-and-only role playing the child monster in a cult horror movie. The experience left Ellie deeply traumatised and estranged from people she loved.

'Now seventeen, Ellie has returned home to Hobart for the first time in years. Lottie is dying and Ellie wants to make peace with her before it's too late.

'When a chance encounter with a young film buff leads her to a feminist horror film collective, Ellie meets Riya, a girl who she might be able to show her real self to, and last comes to understand her family's legacy.

'A story of love, loss, family and film - a stirring, insightful novel about letting go of anger and learning to forgive without forgetting. And about embracing the things that scare us, in order to be braver.' (Publication summary)

1 1 y separately published work icon The Year the Maps Changed Danielle Binks , Sydney : Lothian , 2020 17352169 2020 single work children's fiction children's

'Sorrento, Victoria - 1999

'Fred's family is a mess. Fred's mother died when she was six and she's been raised by her Pop and adoptive father, Luca, ever since. But now Pop is at the Rye Rehabilitation Centre recovering from a fall; Luca's girlfriend, Anika, has moved in; and Fred's just found out that Anika and Luca are having a baby of their own. More and more it feels like a land-grab for family and Fred is the one being left off the map.

'But even as the world feels like it's spinning out of control, a crisis from the other side of it comes crashing in. When 400 Kosovar-Albanian refugees arrive in the middle of the night to be housed at one of Australia's 'safe havens' on an isolated headland not far from Sorrento, their fate becomes intertwined with the lives of Fred and her family, as she navigates one extraordinary year that will change them all.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 The Information Age Danielle Binks , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , August vol. 99 no. 3 2019; (p. 13-15)
'Danielle Binks investigates the recent growth in illustrated information books for children, asking why young readers are turning back to books as authoritative sources of information.'
1 What’s In A Name Danielle Binks , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , March 2019;

'State Library Victoria’s recent decision to retire its Centre for Youth Literature brand has been met with dismay and anger from youth literature advocates. The Library emphasises that its youth programming will not change – so what is being lost?'

1 Are Writer’s Festivals Catering for the Next Generation? Danielle Binks , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , September 2018;

'Amid the hand-wringing over who does and doesn’t deserve a platform at the Melbourne Writers Festival, the perennially overlooked teen and genre communities are seemingly being forgotten once again – and are creating alternative festivals of their own.'  (Introduction)

1 A Defence of FanFiction Danielle Binks , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , May 2018;

'FanFiction – sometimes abbreviated to FanFic or simply FF – describes writing that is about characters or in settings borrowed from another work of fiction. As the name implies, FanFic is created by fans of an original work.'  (Introduction)

1 Back to the Drawing Board Danielle Binks , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , July vol. 98 no. 2 2018; (p. 6-7)

'Danielle Binks explores the rising demand for homegrown board books.'

1 Up for Promotion Danielle Binks , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , April vol. 98 no. 1 2018; (p. 10-12)

'Danielle Binks investigates how publishers and authors are using digital marketing and promotional strategies to reach new readers.' (Introduction)

1 y separately published work icon Last Night at the Mount Solemn Observatory Danielle Binks , Sydney : HarperCollins Australia , 2017 11362377 2017 single work short story

This tale is a contemporary YA story about the last night in a small town for a young girl's big brother, when she covertly tags along to take part in the goodbye revelry with his friends.

(Source: Harper Collins)

1 Dear Reader : A Note from the Editor Danielle Binks , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Begin, End, Begin : A #LoveOzYA Anthology 2017; (p. vii)

'Books are family. Books are community.

'Characters come into our lives, and we're invited to walk beside them. An author welcomes us into the world they've created, a view into their mind's eye.' (Introduction)

1 Alternative Worlds Danielle Binks , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , February vol. 96 no. 3 2017; (p. 10-13)
'Danielle Binks explores the state of genre publishing in Australia.'
1 1 y separately published work icon Begin, End, Begin : A #LoveOzYA Anthology Danielle Binks (editor), Sydney South : HarperCollins Australia , 2017 10433861 2017 anthology short story

'Bestsellers. Award-winners. Superstars. This anthology has them all. With brilliantly entertaining short stories from beloved young adult authors Amie Kaufman, Melissa Keil, Will Kostakis, Ellie Marney, Jaclyn Moriarty, Michael Pryor, Alice Pung, Gabrielle Tozer, Lili Wilkinson and Danielle Binks, this all-new collection will show the world exactly how much there is to love about Aussie YA.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 A Review of The Intervention : An Anthology Danielle Binks , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , vol. 61 no. 1 2016; (p. 269-272)

— Review of The Intervention : An Anthology 2015 anthology poetry essay prose
1 We Need Diverse Books...in Australia Danielle Binks , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , vol. 94 no. 4 2015; (p. 8-9)
1 We Read to Know We Are Not Alone : Examining the Lack of LGBTQI Characters in Young Adult Fiction Danielle Binks , 2014 single work essay
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings , July no. 18 2014; (p. 165-175)
''We read to know we are not alone,' - the character of CS Lewis says this line in William Nicholson's play, Shadowlands. To know that someone else shares our embarrassments, fears, doubts, longings ... or if not shares them, has at least had the thought flitter across their mind - that is everything. But what if you don't ever find that connection? Such is the case for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) youth, seeking portrayals of themselves in young adult (YA) and children's literature - particularly in Australia.' (Publication abstract)
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