When Vikki Wakefield’s This is How We Change the Ending won the 2020 CBCA’s Award for Book of the Year: Older Readers, it cemented her reputation as an author of incredible power and empathy. Join moderator Clare Sawyer to find out why and how Vikki can write “from inside a teen boys head, illuminating his thoughts and words with searing understanding and empathy, along with hints of hope.” (The Australian)
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Vikki Wakefield writes realist fiction for young adults. Her work explores coming-of-age, family, class, relationships and the lives of contemporary teens. Vikki lives in Adelaide, Australia.
Clare Sawyer is a producer and festival programmer specialising in Youth content. She is the AWW’s Programmer for Young Readers and Spoken Word sessions “Hear Me Roar”. Recently she produced the documentary "Recorder Queen" that screened on ABC TV. Clare has programmed festival content for Sydney Writers’ Festival, Sydney Film Festival and Flickerfest as well as working with the Youth Jury at the Berlinale Film Festival, Germany. 2021 is her third year presenting for Adelaide Writers Week.