Aussie Author in Focus – Fiona Leonard

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Today I welcome Fiona Leonard, author of The Chicken Thief to Booklover Book Reviews. But first of all, who is Fiona Leonard? Fiona Leonard has had a string of perfect jobs. Fiona was recruited out of university to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and spent the next ten years being paid to […]

AUSSIE AUTHOR IN FOCUS – Michelle De Kretser

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In support of the AUSSIE AUTHOR READING CHALLENGE I’m hosting in 2010 (sign-up here) I will be posting a series of articles highlighting great Aussie Authors and their books you may be interested in. Today I’m putting the spotlight on MICHELLE DE KRETSER.
De Kretser was born in Sri Lanka and emigrated to Australia with her family in 1972 when she was 14. Michelle studied French at Melbourne University, and then spent a year teaching in Montpellier before doing an MA in Paris.

AUSSIE AUTHOR IN FOCUS – David Malouf

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In support of the AUSSIE AUTHOR READING CHALLENGE I’m hosting in 2010 (sign-up here) I will be posting a series of articles highlighting great Aussie Authors and their books you may be interested in. Today I’m putting the spotlight on DAVID MALOUF.
David Malouf was born in Brisbane, Australia in 1934, of Lebanese and Spanish parents. He studied at Brisbane Grammar and then Queensland University before travelling to Europe and Britain. Malouf worked as a teacher for some time in England and then returned to Australia in 1968, to teach at the University of Sydney.

AUSSIE AUTHOR IN FOCUS – Markus Zusak

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In support of the AUSSIE AUTHOR READING CHALLENGE I’m hosting in 2010 (sign-up here) I will be posting a series of articles highlighting great Aussie Authors and their books you may be interested in. Today I’m putting the spotlight on MARKUS ZUSAK.
Markus Zusak was born in Australia in 1975 to an Austrian father and German mother. He is the youngest of four children. Zusak writes in the young adult genre.

AUSSIE AUTHOR IN FOCUS – Geraldine Brooks

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In support of the AUSSIE AUTHOR READING CHALLENGE I’m hosting in 2010 (sign-up here, we’ve just reached 20 participants) I will be posting a series of articles highlighting great Aussie Authors and their books you may be interested in. Today I’m putting the spotlight on GERALDINE BROOKS.
Australian-born Geraldine Brooks is an author and journalist who grew up in the Western suburbs of Sydney. She worked as a reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald for three years as a feature writer with a special interest in environmental issues.

AUSSIE AUTHOR IN FOCUS – John Marsden

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In support of the AUSSIE AUTHOR READING CHALLENGE I’m hosting in 2010 I will be posting a series of articles highlighting great Aussie Authors and their books you may be interested in. This week I’m putting the spotlight on JOHN MARSDEN.
John Marsden, born in Victoria, Australia in 1950 is best known for his Young Adult fiction series Tomorrow and its follow-up, The Ellie Chronicles.