Some of the world’s best Young Adult writers are right under your nose, and you might not even know it. Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology was put together to celebrate great Aussie authors, and is a mixed bag of sci-fi, romance, magical realism and everything in between. Contributors Danielle Binks, Amie Kaufman, Will Kostakis, Jaclyn Moriarty and Gabrielle Tozer talk about how #LoveOzYA went from a hashtag to an anthology, and why it’s so important to explore your own book backyard.

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Gabrielle Tozer (Australian)

Gabrielle Tozer

Gabrielle Tozer is an award-winning and internationally published author based in Sydney. She has published five books, including the young adult novels Remind Me How This Ends, Faking It and The Intern. Her first picture book, Peas and Quiet, was published in 2017, as was her YA short story ‘The Feeling From Over Here’, featured in Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology. Gabrielle’s first middle grade novel, Melody Trumpet, hit shelves this year and she is currently working on a new YA contemporary novel.

Danielle Binks (Australian)

Danielle Binks is a writer, book blogger, youth literature advocate, and literary agent with Jacinta Dimase Management. She has edited and contributed to Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology with Harper Collins - a collection of short stories by leading Australian YA authors, inspired by the #LoveOzYA grassroots movement, celebrating and elevating our national youth literature.