Episode 77: 10 Minutes with Emily Gale

July 7, 2023

In episode 77 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

10 Minutes with Emily Gale

Allison spends 10 minutes with Australian author Emily Gale talking about the pandemic in literature, ghosts in the library and her latest novel The Goodbye Year. Megan has an ‘aha’ moment while listening to a creative podcast, and we have a festive treat suggestion for the whole family.

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘Barefoot Kids’ by Scott Pape 

‘Keeper of the Lost Cities: Stellarlune’ by Shannon Messenger 

‘Diary of a Rescued Wombat’ by Jackie French. Illustrated by Bruce Whatley 

‘Koori Princess’ by Anita Heiss 

‘Funny Kid Catastrophe’ by Matt Stanton 

‘Seven Wherewithal Way Across the Ice and Into the Jungle’ by Samantha Ellen Bound 

10 Minutes with Emily Gale

Emily Gale has worked in the children’s book industry for 25 years in various roles: in-house editor, consultant to a literary agent, children’s book buyer, award judge, reviewer, freelance manuscript assessor, and as a writer-in-residence in a high school library. Emily’s writing includes the Young Adult novels Girl, Aloud (2009), Steal My Sunshine (2013) and I Am Out With Lanterns (2018). For late primary/early high school readers she has written The Other Side of Summer (2016) and Aussie Stem Stars: Gisela Kaplan (2021). Her latest novels are Elsewhere Girls (2021), with Nova Weetman, and The Goodbye Year (2022), which we had a chat about in this interview.


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