Prose and Pantsing with Brendan Ritchie

If you’re in Perth, you may have heard Brendan on RTRFM 92.1 on Thursday the 6th of July discussing with host Chris Mason his upcoming writing workshops at FAWWA.

If you missed it, never fear! It’s right here:

Check out more on the RTRFM website.



Goodreads Book Giveaway

Beyond Carousel by Brendan Ritchie

Beyond Carousel

by Brendan Ritchie

Giveaway ends July 21, 2017.

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Dircksey reviews Beyond Carousel

Dircksey magazine has reviewed Beyond Carousel in its latest issue.

“Accompanying a rich narrative of friendship, uncertainty and survival, this novel celebrates the arts and what it truly means to be an artist.”

You can pick up a copy at an Edith Cowan University campus, around Perth, and at other university campuses. ?

Magpies reviews Beyond Carousel

In the latest issue of Magpies (Volume 31 No. 4 September 2016) Beyond Carousel is reviewed.

“It is a well-constructed narrative and Nox is an honest and relatable narrator … it is unput-downable.”

Head over to their website to find out more information on where to buy your copy of Magpies.

Brendan on RTRFM – Breakfast with Caitlin

Brendan was interviewed by Caitlin Nienaber on RTRFM’s Breakfast show this morning.

Brendan and Caitlin talked about the sequel to Carousel, Beyond Carousel (out now in all good bookshops!). They also discussed how two overseas musicians could end up in the sprawling mall of Carousel shopping centre, and what post-apocalyptic Perth might look like.

If you missed it, you can listen over on the RTRFM website or below.



Christmas gift ideas – books for young adults and children

In the latest episode of Cover to Cover, Meri Fatin, Beck Blaxell (The Literature Centre) and Beth Herbert (Dymocks) discuss their favourite children’s and young adult books of 2016.

If you’re stuck on what to buy for a Christmas present for the children or teenagers in your life, watch on for some great book recommendations.

Thanks for including Beyond Carousel in the list, Cover to Cover!

Trying to find a copy of Beyond Carousel? Head out and support one of the many great local bookshops in your area. You can usually find it in the Young Adult section. If they don’t already have it in stock they can order one (or two!) in for you.

Can’t bear to face the shops around this time of year? Thank Tim Berners-Lee for the web. Here are a few sites we’d recommend:

And importantly, Cover to Cover is brought to you by Writing WA, Western Australia’s peak writing body. Along with other incredible literary establishments they have had their funding discontinued by the state government. Please head over to their website to learn more, and show your support by signing their petition, writing a letter, and spreading the word. Writing matters.

The West Book Club: Carousel and Beyond Carousel

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.

Yin & Yang: Brendan Ritchie and Jesse Phillips

The Weekend West interviewed Brendan and his friend Olympic kayaker Jesse Phillips for their Yin & Yang column.

“His kayaking is a long-term, solitary venture with these big goals which often lie a few years in the future. Writing is exactly the same: the solitariness, the long-term goals, the steadily working towards them.”

You can read the article over on The West Australian’s website.

Luna Station Quarterly Reviews ‘Carousel’

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.

Super summer reads

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.