This section includes a variety of articles about children's books and interviews with their creators.

Although the Misrule website is largely dedicated to Australian children's books, the website also includes articles about and interviews with children's book authors and illustrators from around the world. Australian titles can be identified by this symbol:

In time, the books discussed on this website will be directly linked to an Australian online bookseller. In the meantime, you might like to visit Gleebooks for online purchases.


I'd be interested to hear your views on any of the interviews and articles. Visit the Misrule Discussion Forum and let me know what you think!



2006 Publisher's Weekly interview with Markus Zusak

Diana Wynne Jones (1992): Full Transcript of the edited interview. 6 pages, newly uploaded.

Margaret Mahy 2004

David Almond 1 2

Geraldine McCaughrean 1 2

Lauren Child 1 2

Melina Marchetta, author of Looking for Alibrandi and Saving Francesa

Libby Gleeson

Phillip Gwynne, author of Deadly, Unna? and Nukkin' Ya.

Jonathan Harlen, author of The Lion and the Lamb

Eoin Colfer, author of Artmis Fowl, Benny and Omar and The Wish List

Lynne Reid Banks

Terry Pratchett 1 2

Margaret Mahy 1 2

Horn Book (March/April 2006) article on Meme McDonald and Boori Pryor

Fairy Tale Retellings: IBBY Seminar April 2005

Paper given at the RE:Views Conference, Adelaide, March 2005

2002 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards

Listening Library Audio Books

My 1999 article on the first two Harry Potter books.

1995 NSW Premier's Literary Awards


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