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.

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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. That said, he’s best known for his award-winning YA novels, including The First Third and The Sidekicks. Most recently, Will has applied his trademark style to the fantasy genre, with Monuments and its sequel, Rebel Gods.

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.