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Finn's Feather


Rachel Noble

Heritage Collections Learning Room, State Library of Queensland

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Rachel Noble

Rachel Noble

Rachel Noble is the author of Finn's Feather, a picture book she was inspired to write after the loss of her son Hamish in 2012. After searching for picture books on grief for her children, Rachel realised there were gaps in this genre. She now focuses her time on writing picture books with emotional value. 

Before she became an author, Rachel was an ABC/BBC Radio Producer, copywriter and voice-over artist.

She lives on the Sunshine Coast with her family.

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Ashley Hay

Ashley Hay

Ashley Hay’s work has been praised for its “incandescent intelligence and a rare sensibility”. Her awards include the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies’ Colin Roderick Award and the New South Wales’ Premier’s Literary Awards’ People’s Choice (for The Railwayman’s Wife), and the Bragg/UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing for The Forest at the Edge of Time (originally published in the Australian Book Review).

Her first novel, The Body in the Clouds, was celebrated by the New York Times as “a rich, meditative novel” whose “grander literary concepts are conveyed in … elegant prose”.  Her most recent novel, A Hundred Small Lessons, was shortlisted for the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards.

She lives in Brisbane and is the editor of Griffith Review.


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