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January 9, 2010

New Translations of Books by Australian Authors

New Translations of Australian Books.

Shokufeh Kavani has translated a book by Anita Heiss from English to Farsi:

**Who Am I? The Diary of Mary Talence, Sydney 1937

The translated version by Shokufeh Kavani  has been published by Morvarid Publishers, 2009, Tehran, Iran.  Article in Persian Mirror:

si edition of "Who Am I?  The Diary of Nancy Talence Sydney 1937 by Anita Heiss, translated by Shokufeh Kavani

The Diary of Mary Talence Sydney 1937 written by Anita Heiss translated by Shokufeh Kavani


written by Anita Heiss,

English version is published by Scholastic Press (2006) Sydney, Australia

Anita Heiss Blog

Anita’s website



Susanne Gervay’s book “Butterflies”

Susanne Gervay’s book Butterflies which has already been translated and published in Indonesia, is now being translated again. Great news, Susanne.

It is great to see Australian books being translated and published in other countries, too.



Draft a story or poem set in another country or an imaginary or future country. Explore the similarities as well as the differences. Imagine the characters’ daily lives, backgrounds, hopes, dreams, desires, beliefs and aspirations as well as their flaws, quirks, failures and disappointments. What drives and motivates your characters? How does the setting affect the characters? Does it inspire, challenge or defeat them?

Is there conflict between the characters and the landscape; or the characters and the society in which they find themselves? Another story to develop for the New Year.


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