This week Cheryl Akle is joined by Tamsin Janu to discuss her Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlisted children’s novel, Figgy Takes the City. Together they discuss Tamsin’s journey to becoming a writer, and the amazing stories and experiences that inspired the Figgy series.
Podcast guest: Tamsin Janu
Tamsin Janu was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. She studied law and international and global studies at the University of Sydney. In 2014 and 2015 she worked as a youth worker in a remote community in the Northern Territory Central Desert. Her first children’s novel is entitled Figgy in the World. Her book won the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature 2015 and the 2016 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Premier’s Award.