Palmerston Senior College Visit – March 2014

11th March 2015
Nona & Me, Public events

It was an absolute honour to visit a Year 10 English class at Palmerston Senior College. They were the first school to choose Nona & Me as a class text; their fantastic teacher Ms Hempel jumped straight in and ordered a set for the school after coming to the ALEA […]

2015 Conferences

16th January 2015
Nona & Me, Public events

I’m very excited to announce that I will be a guest author at two fantastic conferences in 2015. The first is the Somerset Celebration of Literature on the Gold Coast from the 18th to the 20th of March. The second is Reading Matters in Melbourne from the 29th to the 30th […]

Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. So close.

20th December 2014
Nona & Me, On writing, Personal

You won’t see the beautiful cover of Nona & Me on The 2015 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards list. But you might have, if it had been the Premier’s 22…or 25…or something like that. The judges said they were ‘very taken’ with the book, their official comment being: ‘Clare Atkins’s first novel […]

Sydney Morning Herald review – December 2014

9th December 2014
Nona & Me

I grew up watching my mother read The Sydney Morning Herald and, when I got older, I took on the habit. It’s proved hard to quit; when we moved to Yirrkala, where we could only buy The Australian a week late, I went half a year without it…then suffered withdrawal […]

Books & Arts Daily interview

31st October 2014
Media interviews, Nona & Me

This interview with Georgia Moodie from Radio National’s Books & Arts Daily was prerecorded while I was in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago, and was aired last week. I’m always interested to see what aspects of the book people choose to ask about, and I liked that some of […]

Reviews of Nona & Me

18th October 2014
Nona & Me, Reviews

It has been so exciting to see reviews starting to appear in some fantastic blogs, including: Alpha Reader / Kill Your Darlings: ‘Race, Growing Up and Nona and Me‘ by Danielle Binks 1girl2manybooks: ‘Review: Nona & Me‘ by Bree T Notebook Sisters: ‘Giveaway of Awesome + Review‘ by Cait Grace […]

Buy Nona now (and donate to the ILF)

1st October 2014
Nona & Me

If you are looking to buy a copy of Nona & Me this week please do so through Bookworld – they are donating $2 from every copy sold to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, a fantastic organisation which supplies books and literacy programs to remote Aboriginal communities. Plus, Bookworld has it […]