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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Asian-Australian Children's Literature : Interviews with Seven Authors
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'This collection of interviews brings together seven Australian children's authors whose work has often featured Asian settings, or focused on Asian or Asian-Australian characters. The authors in question—Kirsty Murray, Sally Rippin, Steve Tolbert, Allan Baillie, Gabrielle Wang, Rosanne Hawke, and Christopher Cheng—were each asked several questions about their work, particularly with regard to setting. Some authors were also asked about the relationships between their own experiences of travel or migration and their writing' (Source: overview).



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  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it discusses creative works that have been included in the subset.


* Contents derived from the Queensland University of Technology , 2012 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Interview with Kirsty Murray, Michelle Dicinoski (interviewer), single work interview
Kirsty Murray discusses the importance of place to her writing, reflects on her experiences of travelling and living overseas, and discusses the research and writing of some of her novels.
(p. 3-8)
Interview with Sally Rippin, Michelle Dicinoski (interviewer), single work interview
Sally Rippin discusses writing, travel, difference, and how her training as an artist influences her writing.
(p. 9-11)
Interview with Steve Tolbert, Michelle Dicinoski (interviewer), single work interview
Steve Tolbert discusses how travel and migration have influenced his work, and the importance of place in his writing.
(p. 12-17)
Interview with Allan Baillie, Michelle Dicinoski (interviewer), single work interview
Allan Baillie discusses his research and writing processes, with a particular focus on his book The China Coin.
(p. 18-19)
Interview with Gabrielle Wang, Michelle Dicinoski (interviewer), single work interview
Gabrielle Wang discusses the research and writing processes, with a particular focus on her young adult novel Little Paradise.
(p. 20-23)
Interview with Rosanne Hawke, Michelle Dicinoski (interviewer), single work interview
Rosanne Hawke discusses researching and writing her books, and the kinds of care and sensitivity required when writing about cultures that are different from one's own.
(p. 24-26)
Interview with Chris Cheng, Michelle Dicinoski (interviewer), single work interview
Chris Cheng discusses the research that goes into his historical fiction, and how the research process changed his attitude to learning about history.
(p. 27-29)

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