The Verse Novel by Linda Weste “I think verse novelists are so clever in the way they say so much, with so few words.” Pip Harry in The Verse Novel The Verse Novel by Linda Weste is an important text. It is an accessible and interesting academic book of interviews with Australian and New Zealand […]Read More The Verse Novel by Linda Weste￼
“Everything is happening so fast, puberty is like a runaway train. Why can’t my body slow down for a second? So I can catch my breath?” (Are You There Buddha?) Pip Harry has a glowing backlist of YA novels – Because of You, Head of the River and I’ll Tell You Mine. She has followed […]Read More Pip Harry and Are You There Buddha?
Inside the CBCA Shortlist “This new life doesn’t really feel like it fits.” The Thing About Oliver by Deborah Kelly (Wombat Books) is shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia in the Book of the Year: Younger Readers category. The Thing About Oliver is an appealing, although heart-wrenching, story for children told through the […]Read More The Thing About Oliver by Deborah Kelly
Interview with Pip Harry Inside the CBCA Shortlist The Little Wave (UQP) is a verse novel for older children that draws the reader in through its realistic characters and spare but warm language. Thank you for speaking to Paperbark blog, Pip. Thanks for having me! Why have you written a book for children after three […]Read More Pip Harry and The Little Wave