Episode 127: 10 minutes with Seth Malacari

November 1, 2023

In episode 127 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

10 minutes with Seth Malacari

Allison spends 10 minutes with Seth Malacari, discussing the brand-new anthology ‘An Unexpected Party’, LoveOzYA and finding new voices. Plus, new research into the reading habits of teens, and a true crime podcast for kids.

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G.O.A.T. by Kate and Jol Temple (ill. Rebel Challenger)

Space Kids: Mars Mission by Aleesah Darlison

Bad Magic: A Skulduggery Pleasant graphic novel’ by Derek Landy, P. J. Holden and Matt Soffe

The Book for Marvellous Mindsby Maggie Hutchings, Art by Jess Racklyeft

Kimmi: Queen of the Dingoes by Favel Parrett (ill by Astred Hicks)

Everything Under The Moon: Fairy tales in a queerer light, edited by Michael Earp


10 minutes with Seth Malacari

Seth MalacariSeth Malacari (he/they) is an award-winning writer and member of the LGBTQIA+ community. Their work has appeared in Underdog: LoveOzYA Short Stories (2019). He is the founder of Get YA Words Out, has a Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) from Deakin University specialising in Queer YA and was the former chair of LoveOzYA.

We spoke to Seth about the brand-new anthology ‘An Unexpected Party which brings together spec fiction stories from emerging authors from the LGBTQIA+ community.

Seth Malacari An Unexpected party

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