How you doin’ down there, mates? Let’s have a little talk, shall we?
You have some explaining to do.
WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU FEEDING YOUR YA WRITERS DOWN THERE!?
I need to know. Because, lord almighty, it must be some good stuff. Your writers are insane. INSANE. I can’t even comprehend how many amazing examples of young adult fiction are coming out of your beautiful country right now.
I mean, to me, these are the hallmarks of ALL the Aussie books I’ve read thus far:
So, like, let’s export this stuff, right? We need more of your books available in U.S. bookstores, first and foremost. Then we need to find out how you’re making this happen and replicate it.
- Jaclyn Moriarty (The Year of Secret Assignments)
- Melina Marchetta (Jellicoe Road)
- Kirsty Eagar (Raw Blue)
- Laura Buzo (Good Oil aka Love and Other Perishable Items)
- Markus Zusak (I Am the Messenger)
- Cath Crowley (Graffiti Moon)
Gah. I can’t comprehend all the good on that list.
So, yeah, cheers and thank you for making so many good books. And, please, I beg of you, let me know what else I’m missing. If there are Aussie reads out there that are anywhere near as good as what I’ve read so far…bring ‘em on!