Young adult novelist Nanci Nott talks to Marketing and Communications Manager Claire Miller about being longlisted for the 2019 Fogarty Literary Award.
With the announcement of the winner happening soon, Nanci shares her inspiration for the work and what it means to be selected. She also reads three excerpts from her manuscript that explore the relationship between her two protagonists, Thora and Mal, and their first awkward, electric encounter; and Thora and her mother, as the latter tries to ask her daughter some hard-hitting questions.
The inaugural winner of the Fogarty Literary Award will be announced as part of the next Fremantle Press Great Big Book Read at ECU’s Spiegeltent, 6 pm on Wednesday 22 May 2019. Tickets are free, but places are limited. RSVP to the event on Eventbrite or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fogarty Foundation was established by Brett and Annie Fogarty in 2000 to support and provide educational and leadership opportunities for young people across the spectrum of the Western Australian community. As well as partnering with a range of organisations, the foundation has initiated its own programs that include the UWA Fogarty Scholarship Program, CoderDojo WA and Fogarty EDvance.
This episode of the Fremantle Press podcast is mastered and edited by Aidan d’Adhemar.