About this blog
It’s about reading, writing, books and publishing. It’s about book launches, writers’ festivals, the top 10 book-to-movie adaptations and the books people have been spotted reading on trains, planes, buses, ferries and trams.
When we’re not making live, daily literary radio (broadcast at 10am and 8pm Monday to Friday ) this blog is written by the Book Show team and also guest bloggers.
In 2010, we searched for distinctive voices to launch this blog into the blogosphere. Elena Gomez, Sarah Malik, Geoff Lemon, Ronni Phillips and Oliver Phommavanh were the winners. We also found Foz Meadows and Anna Barnes who covered the Melbourne Writers’ Festival and Aussie Con 4. We did this search with the help of the organisation Express Media, which is devoted to giving young people access to the media. Thanks to the winners of the Book Show Blog competition, we enjoyed reading your posts.
Foz Meadows is a member of the Melbourne-based SuperNova writers’ group. Her first novel, Solace and Grief, is now available. She likes cheese, geekery, writing and webcomics. Foz currently lives in Melbourne with not enough books and her very own philosopher. Surprisingly, this is a good thing.
Anna Barnes lives in Melbourne and writes plays, nonfiction and really good text messages.
Sarah Malik is a Sydney writer. She likes to read and then incessantly talk about what she is reading.
Oliver is a funny children’s author, stand up comedian and teacher. He makes people laugh on the page and stage. Thai-riffic! is his first book.
Ronni Phillips is a book-reviewer and features-writer. She is currently working on a PhD in medieval Irish literature at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
Geoff Lemon is travelling overland through South America. He is variously a magazine editor, music journalist, poet, essayist, gig organiser, blogger, and liability to the Spanish language.
Elena Maria Gomez
Elena Maria Gomez is made of of many parts: Aspiring writer, social media junkie, literary event party crasher, ukelele player, violinist, general artsy culturebug, elbows.