„Writers/Authors: We Get Through This Together“ 

Favel Parrett reads from „The Dog“ by Kerstin Ekman


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In 2011, Favel Parrett’s career was launched with her critically acclaimed debut PAST THE SHALLOWS. A heart-breaking novel, it was sold internationally, shortlisted in the prestigious Miles Franklin Award and won the Dobbie Literary Award. Favel won the ABIA Newcomer of the Year Award in 2012. Her next novel, WHEN THE NIGHT COMES, was also critically acclaimed and further consolidated Favel’s reputation with booksellers and readers. Favel’s short stories have been published in various journals including Island, Griffith Review, and Frankie Magazine. THERE WAS STILL LOVE is Favel’s eagerly awaited third novel. She lives in Victoria and is passionate about surfing and all things Southern Ocean.

What inspires you?

Inspiration can come from anywhere and at any time. A dream, a photograph, a piece of music. Be open!

How do you cope with the quarantine?

At the moment I am struggling to write. I have lost my routine and feel a bit lost at sea. But I am reading – a lot! Reading always helps with everything.

What´s next for you? 

I do have a new project that I am meant to be working on. It is a middle-fiction novel about a dingo called Wandi. He is a real dingo that I know well because I volunteer at the Australian Dingo Foundation. He is a pure Alpine Dingo – and they are extremely endangered due to being poisoned and shot (even though they are a native animal and vital to our ecosystem). He was taken by an eagle at about 5 weeks old and dropped in a backyard in Wandiligong. Now he lives at the Dingo Foundation and is an ambassador for his species. He is very famous and has about 50,000 followers on Instagram! I really hope I can do his story justice.

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