Book List 2014

Book List 2014

Here’s a list of all the books I read in 2014. (r) indicates a repeat reading. (*) indicates a book that had an especial impact on me. The highlights (appropriately enough in a year when I spent so much time reading the Bible) were two novels that use the first...
Departure

Departure

For the past week or so, the illustrator Ben Wood and I have been doing a series of creative exercises to celebrate the publication of our book The Wattle Tree. Each day we spent half an hour responding to a theme; I’ve been posting the results here on the site....
The Porcelain Girl

The Porcelain Girl

For the next week or so, the illustrator Ben Wood and I will be doing a series of creative exercises to celebrate the publication of our book The Wattle Tree. Each day we spend half an hour responding to a theme; I’ll post the results here on the site.  ...
The Wattle Tree

The Wattle Tree

I sometimes write as John Bell, and as John Bell I have a book coming out next month – The Wattle Tree, illustrated by Ben Wood. It’s being published by Hachette Australia and will be available on August 14. The Wattle Tree tells the story of a young girl...