BEDA #24: EWF with Anthony Eaton

Now that the Emerging Writers’ Festival program for 2009 has been announced I can let y’all know that I’ll be partaking in a EWF session with YA author Anthony Eaton:

Into White Silence – Young adult fiction
Sunday 31st May 11am to 12pm

Written after a residency in Antarctica, Anthony Eaton’s book combines historical events with fictional elements. He interlaces of history and the present through two young men’s journeys of cowardice and courage
In conversation with Andrew McDonald

Anthony’s book Into White Silence has been shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers and we’ll be chatting about the process the book went through from, well,  here to there, as the event title says.

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It should be a fun conversation. Anthony’s book is – I think – an excellent read that focuses on an anonymous author’s quest to unravel the mystery of William Downes who joined an expedition to the Antarctic in 1920 and never returned.

www.emergingwritersfestival.org.au


Comments

  1. I love this book. It’a top 5 for 2008 for me! The coolest thing about it (no pun intended) is it’s really hard to remember that it’s fiction. I had to keep reminding myself it wasn’t a real-life account. The story, the setting, the dialogue – it’s just that good!

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