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Tuesday, 17 June 2014

12 Curly Questions with author Ezekiel Kwaymullina

1 .Tell us something hardly anyone knows about you.
I read comics all the time when I should be doing work.

2. What is your nickname?
Ez

3. What is your greatest fear?
I’m super scared of heights. I could never be a trapeze artist.

4. Describe your writing style in ten words.
Fun and adventurous, short and poetic.

5. Tell us five positive words that describe you as a writer.
Funny. Inspirational. Driven. Obsessive. Determined.

6. What book character would you be, and why?
Doesn’t matter what book character, as long as I’m the hero. Otherwise it’d be boring!

7. If you could time travel, what year would you go to and why?
The year 3000. I’d go eat chocolate on the moon or go surfing on Jupiter.

8. What would your ten-year-old self say to you now?
Good job reading more! Don’t eat so much cake.

9. Who is your greatest influence?
My family.

10. What/who made you start writing?
Myself. I’ve always had these stories floating around my head and I felt compelled to the write them down.

11. What is your favourite word and why?
Dreamer. Because it makes me believe anything is possible.

12. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
The Wizard of Oz. Got to stick with the classics.


Ezekiel Kwaymullina is from the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Ezekiel’s previous books include My Country, illustrated by Sally Morgan, and The Two-Hearted Numbat. Ezekiel’s latest picture book collaboration with Sally Morgan, Dreamers, was published by Fremantle Press in May 2014.
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