Bendigo Writers Festival 2018

August 11-13, 2017

Speakers
 

Amie Kaufman

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Amie Kaufman is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of young adult fiction.

Her multi-award winning work has been published in 30 countries. The Starbound Trilogy, co-authored with Meagan Spooner, began with These Broken Stars.

Illuminae, the first book in the Illuminae Files series, co-authored with fellow BWF 2017 guest Jay Kristoff, was shortlisted for the 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and won the Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year for Older Readers, taking out both the judges’ and people’s choice awards. It also won the Aurealis Award and the Gold Inky Award.

The second book in the series, Gemina, was published this year.

Raised in Australia and Ireland, Amie has degrees in history, literature, law and conflict resolution.

You can find her on Twitter at @AmieKaufman

Photo credit: Christopher Tovo.

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