What to Expect When You're Expecting a Book

Annabel Smith

Event Date: 
25 July 2018
Author / Presenters: 
Annabel Smith, Jane Rawson

DESCRIPTION

Join writers Annabel Smith and Jane Rawson as they discuss the pitfalls and pleasures that debut authors face, many of them comple

DESCRIPTION

Join writers Annabel Smith and Jane Rawson as they discuss the pitfalls and pleasures that debut authors face, many of them completely unexpected or misunderstood. They’ll answer all the questions authors have, but are too scared to ask their publishers or agents, including questions about:

- the editing process
- awards and prizes
- launches
- festivals & other public appearances
- and feelings - perhaps the most important and least-discussed aspect of being published for the first time.

Our blog series on this topic has been highly praised, with first-time authors and established authors alike declaring it useful and unique. We have had contributions from renowned authors such as Miles Franklin winner AS Patric, Stella Prize winner Charlotte Wood, and PM’s Prize winner Ryan O’Neill, and we draw on their experiences as well as our own during this presentation.

Annabel Smith (WA)
Annabel Smith is the author of digital/interactive novel/app The Ark, US bestseller Whisky Charlie Foxtrot, and A New Map of the Universe, which was shortlisted for the WA Premier’s Book Awards. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Edith Cowan University and has delivered workshops and talks at regional, national and international festivals, and more than 20 regional and metropolitan libraries:

Jane Rawson (VIC)
Jane Rawson's latest novel, From the wreck (2017, Transit Lounge), won the Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction Novel and was shortlisted for the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction and the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. Her previous novel, A wrong turn at the Office of Unmade Lists (2013 Transit Lounge), won the Small Press Network’s 2014 ‘Most Underrated Book’ Award, and her novella, Formaldehyde (2015 Seizure), won the Seizure Viva La Novella Prize. She is the co-author of The handbook: surviving and living with climate change (2015 Transit Lounge), written with James Whitmore. Her short fiction has been published by Overland, Tincture, Seizure, Griffith Review, Meanjin and Review of Australian Fiction. She works as a public servant and tweets at @frippet

Duration
1 hour including Q&A 

tely unexpected or misunderstood. They’ll answer all the questions authors have, but are too scared to ask their publishers or agents, including questions about:

- the editing process
- awards and prizes
- launches
- festivals & other public appearances
- and feelings - perhaps the most important and least-discussed aspect of being published for the first time.

Our blog series on this topic has been highly praised, with first-time authors and established authors alike declaring it useful and unique. We have had contributions from renowned authors such as Miles Franklin winner AS Patric, Stella Prize winner Charlotte Wood, and PM’s Prize winner Ryan O’Neill, and we draw on their experiences as well as our own during this presentation.

Annabel Smith (WA)
Annabel Smith is the author of digital/interactive novel/app The Ark, US bestseller Whisky Charlie Foxtrot, and A New Map of the Universe, which was shortlisted for the WA Premier’s Book Awards. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Edith Cowan University and has delivered workshops and talks at regional, national and international festivals, and more than 20 regional and metropolitan libraries:

Jane Rawson (VIC)
Jane Rawson's latest novel, From the wreck (2017, Transit Lounge), won the Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction Novel and was shortlisted for the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction and the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. Her previous novel, A wrong turn at the Office of Unmade Lists (2013 Transit Lounge), won the Small Press Network’s 2014 ‘Most Underrated Book’ Award, and her novella, Formaldehyde (2015 Seizure), won the Seizure Viva La Novella Prize. She is the co-author of The handbook: surviving and living with climate change (2015 Transit Lounge), written with James Whitmore. Her short fiction has been published by Overland, Tincture, Seizure, Griffith Review, Meanjin and Review of Australian Fiction. She works as a public servant and tweets at @frippet

Duration
1 hour including Q&A