Q&A with Toni Jordan on the Australian Reading Hour

Q&A with Toni Jordan on the Australian Reading Hour

Thursday 14th September 2017: pick up a book and read for an hour.
Find out more about the Australian Reading Hour here.

What is Australian Reading Hour?

It’s a reminder that Australian books are some of the most gripping and exhilarating stories around.

What are some of the benefits of reading?

Where do I begin? Reading means you can have an adventure while relaxing and learning something. It’s cheap, fun and good for you.

When and where is your favourite place to read?  

I am an all-terrain reader: any time, any place. I’m never without a book in my bag.

Where will you be reading on Thursday, 14 September?

I’ll be at home, so my comfy green chair next to the window.

Why are Australian stories and Australian books important?

They reflect our lives back at us, yes, but more importantly: they’re fantastic.

What is your favourite Australian book?

This changes all the time but right now: The Acolyte by Thea Astley.

What will you be reading on 14 September?

The Island Will Sink by Briohny Doyle.

Why are bookshops and shopping centres such important community hubs?

They fight against the trend of our isolated lives by providing a community space that’s open to everyone.

Toni Jordan’s latest book, Our Tiny, Useless Hearts, is published by Text Publishing.

 

 

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                      Toni Jordan
                      About the author

                      Toni Jordan

                      Toni was born in Brisbane in 1966. She loved reading and writing at primary school (Seven Hills State School) but by high school (Lourdes Hill College) had become a science nerd. After leaving school, she enrolled in a Bachelor of Science at the University of Queensland, which she completed part time after almost failing due to a preoccupation with chasing boys.She has worked as a research assistant, molecular biologist, quality control chemist, door-to-door aluminium siding saleswoman, marketing manager, shop assistant and copywriter. In 1996 she moved to Melbourne, and in 2004 quit her job to study professional writing full time at RMIT University. While studying, she began writing her debut novel, Addition.Addition has been published in Australia, the UK and Holland (as Alles Telt), with publication in Italy, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Portugal, Israel, Brazil and North America coming soon.Toni’s articles have appeared in The Sunday AgeThe Sun-Herald andThe Monthly, and she also teaches creative writing.Toni lives in Melbourne with her husband Rob.

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