Whether it’s Katniss Everdeen and Harry Potter or homegrown heroes like Ellie Linton and Sabriel, we all have our favourite characters. We enter their worlds at book one, and begin a relationship that can last many years. When a book ends, we count the days until we can meet them again and pick up where we left off. But how challenging is it for writers to take characters across multiple books? Join authors James Bradley, Amie Kaufman, Garth Nix and Lynette Noni to find out. With Catriona Feeney.

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Garth Nix (Australian)

Garth Nix

Garth Nix has been a full-time writer since 2001, but has also worked in many parts of the publishing industry including as a literary agent, book editor and book publicist, and as a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve. Garth’s books include the Old Kingdom fantasy series, comprising Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen, Clariel and Goldenhand; Regency romance series Newt’s Emerald, and A Confusion of Princes. His novels for children include The Ragwitch; the six books of The Seventh Tower sequence; The Keys to the Kingdom series and others, including several books with co-author Sean Williams, including the most recent, Let Sleeping Dragons Lie. More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world, they have appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly and USA Today and his work has been translated into 42 languages. His most recent book is The Left-Handed Booksellers of London.

James Bradley (Australian)

James Bradley

James Bradley is an author and critic. His books include the novels Wrack, The Resurrectionist and Clade, a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus, and The Penguin Book of the Ocean. His new novel is Ghost Species.