Underdog: #LoveOzYA Short Stories Launch
Join us for the launch of Underdog: #LoveOzYA Short Stories with editor Tobias Madden, in conversation with contributing authors Sofia Casanova, Sophie L Macdonald, Felicity Martin, Kaneana May and Vivian Wei.
#LoveOzYA celebrates the best of new Australian writing for teenage readers. It has grown from a humble hashtag into a movement, reflecting the important role young-adult fiction plays in shaping our current generation of readers. This anthology collects, for the first time, some of the tremendous work from the #LoveOzYA community.
Featuring a foreword by award-winning Australian novelist Fleur Ferris (Risk, Wreck, Black and Found), Underdog celebrates the diverse, dynamic and ever-changing nature of our nation’s culture. From queer teen romance to dystopian comedy, from hard-hitting realism to gritty allegory, this brilliant, engrossing and inspiring collection of short stories will resonate with any teen reader, proving, yet again, why there is just so much to love about #LoveOzYA.
6pm arrivals for 6.30pm start.
Tobias Madden is a writer, editor, and proud Hufflepuff. Originally from Ballarat, Tobias worked as a singer/dancer/actor for 10 years, touring Australia and New Zealand with musicals such as Mary Poppins, CATS, and Guys and Dolls. In recent times, he has shifted his attention to the world of writing and publishing. In 2017, he edited an indie anthology called WOLVES, and typeset another, called Seasons of Discontent. Underdog is Tobias’s first commercial undertaking as an editor, and he hopes that what started out as a very small idea will grow into something much bigger: a platform for unpublished #LoveOzYA writers to showcase their work and have their voices heard.
18:00–20:00 Where: Books Kinokuniya Sydney