In the lead up to the release of Beyond Carousel, Fremantle Press recorded this excerpt of Brendan reading from Carousel. It’s at a moment when, locked up inside Carousel Shopping Centre, the characters start hearing mysterious noises from outside.
Brendan will be involved in a panel discussion at the ETAWA 2016 State Conference today at Trinity College. Alongside academic Leigh Dale and teacher Rod Quin, Brendan will be discussing the topic “Where have we been, where are we going?”. Brendan will also be signing copies of Carousel. Update Claire Jones with Rod Quin, Brendan […]
The West Book Club’s William Yeoman sat down to chat Carousel and Beyond Carousel with Fremantle Press’ Senior Editor Naama Amram. Beyond Carousel will be released in October this year. More news as it comes to hand! You can watch the full video over on The West’s website.
The 2016 Inky Awards Longlist has been announced, and excitingly Carousel has been selected! “These fantastic books have been selected by teens, for teens as the best new reads to feast your eyes upon.” You can read more about the full list over on Inside a Dog’s website. While you’re there, find out how you […]
Luna Station Quarterly has reviewed Carousel. “I found this a fun and engaging read. It’s a strong debut YA novel from Ritchie and I’m interested to see what he comes up with next.” You can read more of KC Maguire’s review on Luna Station Quarterly’s website.
Albany Advertiser’s Talitha Wolfe asked authors what they were reading over summer. West Australian author Dianne Wolfer chose Carousel as one of her summer reads. “Fun for a while, but apparently things get scary.” You can find the article, titled Super summer reads on page 15 in the 21st January edition of the newspaper.
The ‘Tiser’s YA picks of 2015 ping @f_i_o_n_a_w_ @gab_williams @rhawke53 @DianneTouchell @BrendanRitchie pic.twitter.com/1hL3HdiQrl — Vikki Wakefield (@VikkiWakefield) December 20, 2015
Some Carousel by @BrendanRitchie love in today’s @thewest_com_au via @FremantlePress. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/D1DDodQRN8 — Claire C. Ritchie (@ClaireCRitchie) December 22, 2015
Episode 9 of Writing WA’s Cover to Cover features a discussion of Carousel. “This book comes back to me often as I ponder the notion of is it better to be in that controlled environment that you know, or to burst out and to explore the unknown, and what do we choose for ourselves.” – […]
Westerly magazine has reviewed ‘Carousel’. “Ritchie writes with insight and casual elegance, managing to create a work that, though driven by the characters’ boredom and the shrinkage of their physical world, is rich and moving.” You can read more of Jen Banyard’s review on Westerly’s website.