Episode 116: 10 mins with Gary Lonesborough

August 16, 2023

In episode 116 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

10 mins with Gary Lonesborough

Allison spends 10 minutes with award-winning author Gary Lonesborough, discussing his role in the Future You project and his latest novel ‘We Didn’t Think It Through’. Plus, find your writing voice and exciting bookmail.

This episode is brought to you by ‘Universal Guide To The Night Sky’ by Professor Lisa Harvey Smith, published by Thames Hudson.

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘This’ by Lazaros Zigomanis 

‘Ghost Book’ by Remy Lai 

‘The Daring Tale of Gloria The Great’ by Jacqueline Harvey. Illustrated by Kate Isobel Scott

‘The Mermaid Moon’ by Briony May Smith

10 Minutes with Gary Lonesborough

Gary Lonesborough is a Yuin man, who grew up on the Far South Coast of NSW as part of a large and proud Aboriginal family. He has experience working in youth work, Aboriginal health, child protection, the disability sector (including experience working in the youth justice system) and the film industry..His debut YA novel, ‘The Boy from the Mish’, was published by Allen & Unwin in 2021 to great acclaim, and now we have his second novel ‘We Didn’t Think it Through’. We had a chat about that, and about his role in the Future You, Imagining The Future project.

Imagining Future with Melissa Keil, Alison Evans, Rebecca Lim, Lili Wilkinson and Gary Lonesborough

See Gary Lonesborough’s contribution to Imagining the Future below.

Quick tips

Resouces suitable for all ages about death and dying  by Megan Daley

Five Tips for Finding your Writing Voice by Allison Tait


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