Jessica Townsend - 'You Need To Leave Room To Surprise Yourself.'
Jessica Townsend lives on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Her book Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow, was the biggest-selling Australian children's debut since records began. It has won the 2018 ABIA for Book of the Year, Book of the Year for Younger Readers and Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year; the 2018 Indie Book Awards Book of the Year and Children's Category; the 2017 Aurealis Award for Best Children's Fiction; the 2018 Waterstones Children's Book Prize for Younger Fiction and was named a CBCA notable book. She followed it up with her second book Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow, in 2018. Ahead of the release of the third book in the series, Hollowpox, Sarah and Shanu sat down with Jessica to discuss the book, challenging expectations, art imitating life, the need to balance details, and more. WARNING: Spoilers ahead. Books mentioned in this podcast: 'Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow' by Jessica Townsend: https://bit.ly/3k6nIbh Host: Sarah McDuling & Shanu Prasad Guest: Jessica Townsend Producer: Nick Wasiliev