The question of identity and Aimee’s fame also aligns the novel with our cultural predilections, one of which is the crazed obsession – fueled by every media outlet imaginable – with celebrity. Ryan Suckling reviews.
I think all writers have a weakness for the picturesque. That's good in capturing your reader and putting them in vivid landscapes. But it must be tempered, certainly in the case of non-fiction books, with a search for the truth, which isn't always pretty or grotesque or extreme. Laurent Shervington interviews Mei Fong.
A novel is usually published as YA not necessarily because of its themes or subject matter, or even the age of its protagonists, but because editorial, sales and marketing people think it will sell best if it is labelled as YA. Prema Arasu spoke to Garth Nix ahead of his appearance at the Perth Writers Festival.