Enter a world of fantasy where a worsening climate is affecting life as we know it, and where organisations are overwhelmed by too many departments and too much paperwork. Wait, did we say fantasy? The New York Times bestselling author, Lev Grossman (The Golden Swift) is joined by Kate Temple (The Dangerous Business of Being Trilby Moffatt) to discuss how real-world situations have inspired their latest fantasy series, with Adrian Beck.
Recommended for ages nine and up.
Lev Grossman (Australian)
Lev Grossman has written seven novels including the #1 bestselling Magicians trilogy, which was adapted for television, and the children's novel The Silver Arrow, which was a The New York Times Best Children's Book of 2020. He is also an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in Time, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Wired, The Believer, among many other places, and is a screenwriter. His movie The Map of Tiny Perfect Things was nominated for a Critics Choice Award in 2021.
Kate Temple (Australian)
Kate and Jol are internationally awarded children’s authors of over 20 books for kids. Their hilarious picture books include the smash hit Bin Chicken series as well as their best-selling graphic novel series The Underdogs. Kate also writes the middle grade fiction series, The Dangerous Business of Being Trilby Moffat.
Adrian Beck (Australian)
Adrian Beck writes funny, action-packed stories for kids including the Furball series, the Derek Dool series, and the Little Legends series with Nicole Hayes. As well as being an author, Adrian is a TV producer and a lover of very bad ‘dad jokes’. Adrian is passionate about fostering a love of reading in the next generation.