Some of the world’s best Young Adult writers are right under your nose, and you might not even know it. Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology was put together to celebrate great Aussie authors, and is a mixed bag of sci-fi, romance, magical realism and everything in between. Contributors Danielle Binks, Amie Kaufman, Will Kostakis, Jaclyn Moriarty and Gabrielle Tozer talk about how #LoveOzYA went from a hashtag to an anthology, and why it’s so important to explore your own book backyard.

Supported by the City of Parramatta.


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Will Kostakis (Australian)

Will Kostakis

Will Kostakis is a writer of all things, from celebrity news stories that score cease and desist letters, to tweets for professional wrestlers. He's best known for his award-winning YA novels, The First Third and The Sidekicks. Monuments is his new fantasy series.

Gabrielle Tozer (Australian)

Gabrielle Tozer

Gabrielle Tozer is an award-winning author based in regional New South Wales. She has published five books, including the young adult novels Remind Me How This Ends and The Intern, and the picture book Peas and Quiet, illustrated by Sue deGennaro. Gabrielle’s first middle grade novel, Melody Trumpet, was published in 2019, and her next young adult novel, This Week Is Yours, is out in 2021.