Episode 94: 10 Minutes with Lili Wilkinson

July 24, 2023

In episode 94 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

10 Minutes with Lili Wilkinson

Allison spends 10 minutes with author Lili Wilkinson, chatting about her role as lead writer on the Imagining The Future project, her new book and making up dance moves. Plus, Megan has advocacy tips for teacher-librarians and explains why Allison Tait can never be a Rushby.

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘The Garden at the End of the World’ by Cassy Polimeni. Illustrated by Briony Stewart

‘The Great Fox Illusion’ by Justyn Edwards

 ‘The Great Fox Heist’ by Justyn Edwards 

‘Miss Penny Dreadful and the Malicious Maze’ by Allison Rushby. Illustrated by Bronte Rose Marando

‘The Mud Puddlers’ by Pamela Rushby

10 minutes with Lili Wilkinson

Lili Wilkinson is the award-winning author of eighteen books for young people, including ‘The Erasure Initiative’ and ‘After the Lights Go Out’. Lili has a PhD from the University of Melbourne, and is a passionate advocate for YA and the young people who read it, establishing the Inky Awards at the Centre for Youth Literature, State Library of Victoria.  Her latest book is ‘A Hunger of Thorns’, a YA fantasy novel which is coming on 18 April, BUT Lili is also the lead writer for the Imagining The Future stories, which are part of the Future You program, an initiative of the Office of the Women in STEM Ambassador Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith.

Check out more on the offical website here.

Read more about the Imagining the Future stories here on Children’s Books Daily.


Quick tips

‘5 Mistakes I Made as a Writer’ by Emily Gale


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