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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Author Interview: Irma Gold interviews Jack Heath

Last week, I had the great pleasure of attending the launch of Canberra's very first anthology of writing talent - The Invisble Thread, edited by Irma Gold.

Irma has been putting together a series of interviews on contributors to the book, and here we are delighted to share this interview with young adult author, Jack Heath.

Jack Heath is the award-winning author of three action-adventure books: The Lab, Remote Control, and Money Run. Jack started writing The Lab when he was 13 years old and had a publishing contract at 18. Most recently, he has been named the ACT Young Australian of the Year by the Australian Capital Territory. 

When he's not writing, Jack is performing street magic, composing film music, teaching or lecturing at schools and festivals, or playing a variety of instruments including the piano and the bass guitar. He stoically ignores his lack of qualifications or training in any of these areas.

Jack was born in Sydney in 1986, but has resided in Canberra since age 9. He didn't intend to end up there, but he's afraid of big cities, small towns, and places where he doesn't know anyone. Every passing day makes it harder to leave.

For more information about Jack and his fabulous books, see jackheath.com.au



Irma Gold is the author of an acclaimed collection of short fiction, Two Steps Forward, which won a Canberra Critics Circle Award for Literature. She is currently completing a novel for which she received a LongLines Award from the Eleanor Dark Foundation. Her third children’s book, Megumi and the Bear, will be published by Walker Books in 2013. www.irmagold.com

The Invisible Thread, edited by Irma Gold, is an anthology of 100 years of writing from the Canberra region. Learn more about the book here.

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