Another Australian author! (You’re welcome)
Tobias Madden is one of those authors that sticks to your mind, and you can’t help but wonder what on earth they’re up to. Having the pleasure of speaking with Tobias in the past, I know that he’s a kind individual with a true talent with words.
PART ONE: Writing and Reading
His debut book: Underdog: #LoveOzYA Short Stories (2019)
His most popular book: Underdog: #LoveOzYA Short Stories (2019)
– WOLVES: A Needle in the Hay Collaboration (2018)
– Underdog: #LoveOzYA Short Stories (2019)
– Worked for ten years as a performer, touring Australia and New Zealand with musicals such as Mary Poppins, CATS, Singin’ in the Rain, and Guys and Dolls
– Is a passionate member of the #LoveOzYA and LGBTQ+ communities.
Agent: Claire Friedman at Inkwell Management Literary Agency
PART TWO: About Lynette
Lives in: NSW, Australia
Uni/College Graduate: More than likely, but uncertain.
Full-time writer: Not yet! (He works as a Digital Marketing Executive and YA Publicist)
– He’s an editor (edited Underdog, and various other works)
– A very proud Hufflepuff
PART THREE: Where to find the Author
PART FOUR: About the books
Underdog: #LoveOzYA Short Stories (2019): #LoveOzYA celebrates the best of new Australian writing for teenage readers. It has grown from a humble hashtag into a movement, reflecting the important role young-adult fiction plays in shaping our current generation of readers. This anthology collects, for the first time, some of the tremendous work from the #LoveOzYA community.
Featuring a foreword by award-winning Australian novelist Fleur Ferris (Risk, Wreck, Black and Found), Underdog celebrates the diverse, dynamic and ever-changing nature of our nation’s culture. From queer teen romance to dystopian comedy, from hard-hitting realism to gritty allegory, this brilliant, engrossing and inspiring collection of short stories will resonate with any teen reader, proving, yet again, why there is just so much to love about #LoveOzYA.
(PSA: This highlight was written in 2020, and some details may have changed since its publication, thank you!)