In 2006, Morris Gleitzman was already one of Australia’s most beloved authors, with generations of young readers inspired and delighted by his wit, compassion and remarkable insight into childhood. Then, with Once, he introduced the world to Felix. Over 15 years, Morris has returned to his writing desk several times to tell the story of this brave, kind, singular boy, charting his life as a child in 1940s Poland to old age in modern Australia. Now comes the seventh and final book: Always. Morris joins ABC RN’s Kate Evans to farewell this remarkable series and celebrate Morris’ trademark gift of laughter and hope in the face of darkness.

Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Morris Gleitzman (Australian)

Morris Gleitzman

Morris Gleitzman grew up in England and came to Australia when he was sixteen. After university he worked for ten years as a screenwriter. Then he had a wonderful experience. He wrote a novel for young people. Now, after 42 books, he’s one of Australia’s most popular authors. He was appointed the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018–2019. His most recent book is Always.

Kate Evans (Australian)

Kate Evans

Kate Evans presents The Bookshelf on ABC Radio National (with co-host Cassie McCullagh). She has a PhD in history, too many books, and a tendency to over use post-it notes for fear of forgetting a beautifully-turned phrase.