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Audio: Morris Gleitzman on research at the State Library

  • Date recorded: 11 Aug 2010

  • Duration: 51:26

'In all sorts of ways, my creative process was expanded by the wonderful opportunity to have accidental meetings with books and materials whose existence I didn't know about.'

– Morris Gleitzman

About this recording

In 2008, acclaimed children's author Morris Gleitzman received an honorary State Library of Victoria creative fellowship to conduct research for three new books including Grace, which was published in 2009.

Hear Morris talk about his research, which involved exploring a range of books, pictures and other items related to historical and more recent Victorian bushfires.


Morris Gleitzman is the prolific and award-winning Australian author of books for children and young adults, most notably the Toad trilogy and Once series.