Can you imagine what it would be like to read books as part of your job? Ploy is an editor at Nanmeebooks, one of the leading publishing companies in Thailand. She gets to read books everyday, before anyone else has ever read them! However, there is more to being an editor than just reading books.… Continue reading Book People: Interview with an Editor
Have you ever wondered what goes on inside a publishing house? This past month I had the opportunity to do an internship as an editor at Nanmeebooks, one of the leading publishers in Thailand. I was given amazing opportunities which were both challenging, and beyond what I could have hoped for. The office is in… Continue reading Inside the World of Thai Publishing
Never did I expect when I woke this morning, that by the afternoon I would be on a stage, telling a story about a chicken. Yet that is exactly what happened at The 3rd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress at TK Park in Bangkok. In the morning, I attended a session by IBBY Foundation President,… Continue reading Using Storytelling to Engage: Day 3 of The 3rd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress
Today was my second day at The 3rd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress at TK Park in Bangkok. What an inspiring day! Four parallel sessions ran with talks on many subjects focusing on children’s books. I wish I could have cloned myself to attend every session! However, I am but one person so did what… Continue reading Empowering Communities through Books: Day 2 of The 3rd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress
Today I was in a room filled with people from all over the world. Yet we all had something in common: a great passion for children’s books. I met writers, illustrators, publishers, storytellers, dreamers and leaders in the children’s book world. We spoke excitedly as we shared our experiences and learnt about children’s books from… Continue reading Building Bridges with Books: Day 1 of The 3rd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress
Sawatdee Kha! I’ve spent the last three amazing and slightly exhausting months at Mahidol University in Bangkok. I’ve studied Creative Writing; Comparative Literature: Short Story and the Novel; and Media, Communication, Art and Socio-cultural Perspectives in Southeast Asia, thanks to my New Colombo Plan Scholarship. Here are five things I have learnt through my experience… Continue reading 5 Things I Learnt Through Studying at a Thai University.
I imagine that I’m among many Australians when I say that I grew up being read fantastic Australian stories. With such striking landscapes, adorable (and sometimes dangerous!) animals, diverse people and cultures, Australia is certainly rich with stories. This is my last month in Australia before I head over to Thailand for a year. It… Continue reading A World of Stories: Australia