Professional writing at VU is blooming with books!

Cath Crowley’s Words in Deep Blue won the Independent Booksellers Award 2017

The past few months have been full of new books by our Victoria Polytech Professional Writing teachers.

Cath Crowley’s Words in Deep Blue has won the Independent Booksellers Award 2017 and been shortlisted for the 2017 CBCA Book of the Year Older Readers. Her new book, Take Three Girls, is a collaboration with two other YA writers, Fiona Wood and Simmone Howell.

Bren MacDibble has had two novels published in the past three months. How to Bee is a junior novel, published by Allen & Unwin. In the Dark Spaces is a YA novel that won the Ampersand Prize and is published by Hardie Grant Egmont under Bren’s pseudonym, Cally Black.

Demet Divaroren’s first YA novel, Living on Hope Street (Allen & Unwin), was launched at the Williamstown Literary Festival, and is gaining a lot of notice via reviews for its multi-viewpoint, gritty portrayal of life in a street where times are tough and everyone is thrown together.

In February, the third and fourth book in the Ellyse Perry series by Sherryl Clark were released – Double Trouble and Winning Touch (Penguin Random House). The series is based on sports star Ellyse Perry and focuses on girls in sport. The first book, Pocket Rocket, was named a CBCA Notable Book this year.

All of these authors are available for interview or further information. Book covers and author photos can be arranged.

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