Conversations with Friends #2: Shivaun Plozza and Wai Chim

We are super excited to present the second episode of #ConversationswithFriends!

This time we hear from authors Shivaun Plozza (above) and Wai Chim…

Shivaun Plozza is the award-winning author of FrankieTin Heart and The Boy, the Wolf, and the Stars. Her writing has been short-listed for the CBCA Book of the Year, YALSA’s Top Ten Best Young Adult Books of the Year, and the Gold Inky. She won the Davitt Award for Best Young Adult Crime Novel in 2017. She lives in Victoria with her cat, Fenchurch. For more information, visit


Wai Chim (above) is the author of a number of YA, middle-grade and junior fiction titles including Freedom Swimmer and the Chook Chook series. Her work has been recognised in the Readings YA Book Prize, the Sakura Medal and the Educational Publishing Awards. The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling recently took out the Indie Book Awards Book of Year in the Young Adult category. Born and raised in New York, Wai now lives and works in Sydney. Visit for more information.



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