I attended the Warrnambool launch of the fabulous The Taste of Apple today. My daughter got to the Melbourne launch on Wednesday and raved about James Laidler's performance and, sure enough, his delivery of a selection of poems from this verse novel was stunning. Quite wonderful. Don Stewart, who collaborated with James on composing and producing the music for the work, also played at the launch with one of his bands - Aniar. (That's Don on the right.)
I'm putting together an interview with James about his writing which will appear in the print and digital version of The View From Here before long. I'll let you know when.
By the by, if you're interested in horror writing, check out the following article by Amanda Atwell at The View From Here. Amanda interviews the president of the Australian Horror Writers Association.
James Laidler reciting from The Taste of Apple.