Glass Magazine editor Ashleigh North sits down with industry pros writers Dr Rohan Wilson, Dr Ella Jeffery and Melanie Saward and publisher Rowena Beresford (Yellow Brick Books).
About the panelists
Dr Rohan Wilson is a writer, teacher, and critic. He is the author of three novels, The Roving Party (2011) To Name Those Lost (2014), and Daughter of Bad Times (2019). His work has won numerous awards, including the 2011 The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award, the 2015 Victorian Premier’s Award, and the 2016 Adelaide Festival Award. He lectures in Creative Writing at QUT. His academic research has focused fiction’s difficult relationship with history and the ways in which the Australian novel imagines its connection to the past. Find Rohan’s novels here.
Rowena Beresford is both the Commissioning Editor and Managing Director of Yellow Brick Books, an independent traditional publishing company she co-founded in 2016. Yellow Brick Books specialises in off- beat, quirky and humorous picture books and junior fiction that will inspire kids to fall in love with reading. Rowena is also the founder of The Book Curator magazine, which keeps school librarians up-to-date with a wide range of fantastic fiction from independent and mainstream publishers, and equips them to better match those books to readers. See Yellow Brick Books here, and The Book Curator here.