About this episode’s KidLit Classic:
Akarnae is the first book in Lynette Noni's classic YA fantasy series The Medoran Chronicles. Published in 2015, it went on to be a bestseller and launch Lynette Noni's career.
In this episode we discuss how Akarnae became Bianca Breen's window into the #LoveOzYA community, the power of book communities in general, following an author's career from the start, and how Akarnae paved the way for so many of today's Australian authors successfully selling YA fantasy internationally. As always, we finish with a dramatic reading.
About this week’s guest, Bianca Breen:
Bianca is an emerging YA writer. When she’s not at work at The Literature Centre, she’s the Communications Director of the Australian Young Adult Literature Alliance (LoveOzYA) and the host of YA for WA. Bianca was the YA winner of the 2021 ASA Award Mentorship Program, and a 2022 Upcoming Writer-in-Residence at KSP Writers Centre.
Mentioned in podcast:
Love Oz YA website
YA for WA website
The YA Room website
Lynette Noni's website
Buy Akarnae here
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