Sarah Crossan has a unique writing style. Her award-winning books The Weight of the Water and One are written entirely in verse. Sarah’s writing is honest, heartbreaking and undeniably original. What prompted her to write in this innovative form? And how did she manage to co-write her new novel, We Come Apart? She talks with writer and YA fiction expert Bec Kavanagh about the freedom and challenges of reaching an audience through verse.
Supported by the City of Parramatta.
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Bec Kavanagh (Australian)
Bec Kavanagh is a Melbourne based freelance writer, reviewer and YA fiction specialist. Bec has appeared at the Melbourne Writers Festival, on ABC RN’s Books and Arts Daily and has judged a number of literary prizes, including for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. Her work has been published by Bookseller and Publisher, Australian Book Review, Killings, and a number of education publications. She has had fiction published by Seizure and the Review of Australian Fiction. Bec is currently the Manager of the Stella Schools Program and completing a Masters of Creative Writing at Melbourne University.