The Verse Novel: Aust & NZ

“In these thirty-five interviews with verse novelists from Australia and Aotearoa–New Zealand, Linda Weste explores the uniqueness of storytelling through poetry and the genre of the verse novel. Her subjects are notable representatives of a region where verse novels for Adults, Children and Young Adults thrive; among them is Steven Herrick, winner of the prestigious Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in 2019; and what they have to say enriches our understanding of the verse novel across each of its publishing categories.”

Includes Tim’s interview on his own experiences discovering, reading, and finally writing verse novels.


The Verse Novel: Australia and New Zealand
2022 Australian Scholarly Publishing
ISBN 9781922669230