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An Interview with Compulsive Reader

Today I spoke with Magdalena Ball from Compulsive Reader about Bad Behaviour. I really enjoyed her considered and thoughtful questions. You can listen to the interview here. Magdalena will be chairing two of my sessions at the upcoming Newcastle Writers’ Festival.

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Rebecca appearing at Newcastle Writers Festival

I’m delighted to be appearing at the 2016 Newcastle Writers Festival, which is taking place between 1 and 3 April 2016. I am scheduled for two events on Saturday, 2 April: Playground Politics: Exploring the Darker Side of School, with James Fry, Brigid Delaney, and hosted by Magdalena Ball. 10am-11am, Hunter Room, City Hall. Free […]

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Bad Behaviour optioned for TV

In some very exciting news, I’m pleased to announce that Bad Behaviour has been optioned for television by director Pip Karmel and Amanda Higgs, co-creator and producer of The Secret Life of Us and The Time of Our Lives. Books+Publishing has an article about the announcement here. I’m so very thrilled that Pip and Amanda have taken on the project, I’m a […]

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In Conversation with Richard Fidler (ABC Radio)

Last month I was lucky enough to be a guest on Richard Fidler’s Conversations, which is broadcast nationally each day on ABC radio. Richard was a generous and insightful host and I really enjoyed chatting with him about Bad Behaviour. If you’re interested in having a listen, the podcast is available here. I hope you enjoy!

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Praise for Bad Behaviour

‘Riveting. At once self-critical, intelligent and beautifully written…unforgettable.’ Hannah Kent ‘An eloquent reminder that love is a place of great vulnerability…This is an engrossing book. The structure of the book creates a tender bond between a girl and the older version of herself who wants to find her and love her. The warmth of Starford’s […]

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Bad Behaviour – Out Now!

I’m delighted to announce that my debut memoir, Bad Behaviour (Allen & Unwin), is now available in all good bookstores and online. You can also buy a copy here, through my website. Bad Behaviour recounts my year away in a remote outdoor-education boarding school campus in the foothills of the Victorian Alps. Silver Creek is world-renowned […]

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