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)

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Will Kostakis is an award-winning author, but his real claims to fame are a Twitter spat with Guy Sebastian, and ‘that time’ a member of Destiny's Child said his name. He writes novels for young adults and the adults who like reading about them and is best known for Gold Inky Award-winning The First Third and The Sidekicks. His short story, I Can See The Ending featured in Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology. In 2018 Will has been a Mentor for the Youth Curators as part of the All Day YA Program.