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First Chapters Q&A with Amra Pajalic

Amra Pajalić is a Melbourne-based author of Bosnian background. Her debut novel The Good Daughter (Text Publishing, 2009) won the 2009 Melbourne Prize for Literature’s Civic Choice Award. Amra has appeared on panels at conferences and literary festivals including at the Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Writers Festival, Williamstown Literary Festival, Reading Matters Conference Panel, and the VicTESOL Conference. She was funded by Artists in Schools to be an Artist in Residence in 2010, 2011 and 2012 in high schools, and in 2014 received funding from Creative Victoria to be mentored by Alice Pung to work on her memoir. She works as a high school teacher and is completing a PhD in Creative Writing at La Trobe University. Amra will be reading from her memoir Things Nobody Knows But Me at First Chapters on Friday 4 October.
1. Brunswick Bound has asked you to read a piece from your published work.  Tell us what we can expect from what you will be reading?

I will read the prologue of my memoir Thin…

First Chapters Q&A with Leah Kaminsky

Leah Kaminsky is a physician and award-winning writer. Her debut novel The Waiting Room won the prestigious Voss Literary Prize. She conceived and edited Writer MD, a collection of prominent physician-writers, which starred on Booklist and is the co-author of Cracking the Code, with the Damiani family. Leah holds an MFA in fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts.Leah will be reading from The Hollow Bones at First Chapters on Friday 5 July.1. Brunswick Bound has asked you to read a piece from your published work. Tell us what we can expect from the piece you have chosen? I'll be reading from the prologue.2. How would you describe the kind of books that you write? I'm genre fluid! My themes seem to circle around loss, war, injustice...and animals!3. What was the first book that you read (or had read to you) that left an impression on you? Winnie the Pooh - I loved his whimsy, innocence and wisdom.4. Do you believe that books should answer life’s big questions? The books I …