Title

A series of fortunate readers: a collaborative review article of important Australasian YA writing

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Seymour, J, Beckton, D, Bacon, E, Brien, DL, Curmi, G, Kimberley, m, McAlister, J, Mills, C & Plozza, S 2015, 'A series of fortunate readers: a collaborative review article of important Australasian YA writing', TEXT, vol. 32, Why ya?: researching, writing and publishing young adult fiction in Australia, special iss.

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Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

This review article is a collaborative autoethnographic exploration of Australasian Young Adult writing compiled by the contributors of the ‘Why YA?: Researching, writing and publishing YA fiction in Australasia’ TEXT Special issue. The contributors to the special issue were asked to produce a brief review of what they considered an important Australasian YA text, and why. While the range of narratives examined in this article (and the special issue as a whole) demonstrates the valuable variety of the field, this review article also serves to demonstrate the personal pleasure which each of the contributors takes in the genre.