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 worked in many parts of the publishing industry. His books include the Old Kingdom fantasy series, Newt’s Emerald, A Confusion of Princes and the Keys to the Kingdom series. More than 5 million copies of his books have been sold around the world. Garth’s work has appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly and USA Today, and 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 a writer and critic. His books include the novels Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist and Clade; a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus; and the anthology, The Penguin Book of the Ocean. In 2012, he won the Pascall Prize for Australia’s Critic of the Year. His most recent novel is Ghost Species.

Amie Kaufman (Australian)

Amie Kaufman

Amie Kaufman is a New York Times, USA Today and internationally bestselling author of science fiction and fantasy. Her award-winning work has been translated into nearly 30 languages and several of her series are in development for film and TV. Amie has degrees in history, literature, law and conflict resolution, and is undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing. She is the host of the podcast Amie Kaufman on Writing. Amie lives by the sea in Melbourne with her family and an extremely large personal library.