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Mark Pirie included in The Verse Novel, Australia & New Zealand

In February I was excited to be included in an Australasian collection of interviews relating to the subject of the verse novel in New Zealand. The book is published by Australian Scholarly Publishing in Melbourne. I was interviewed in 2021 by the Australian academic Linda Weste on my 2009 verse novel TOM.

“In these thirty-five interviews with verse novelists from Australia and Aotearoa–New Zealand, Linda Weste explores the uniqueness of storytelling through poetry and the genre of the verse novel. Her subjects are notable representatives of a region where verse novels for Adults, Children and Young Adults thrive; among them is Steven Herrick, winner of the prestigious Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in 2019; and what they have to say enriches our understanding of the verse novel across each of its publishing categories.”

Weblink: The Verse Novel: Australia & New Zealand – Australian Scholarly Publishing

Recommended to order online.