Conversations with Friends #9: Poppy Nwosu and Sonya Bates

This episode of Conversations with Friends is with YA author Poppy Nwosu and author of adult and children’s fiction Sonya Bates.

Poppy Nwosu (above) is an author of YA fiction. Her debut novel, Making Friends with Alice Dyson, was shortlisted for the 2018 Adelaide Festival Unpublished Manuscript Award, and the 2019 Readings Young Adult Book Prize, and will be published by Walker Books US in America in late 2020. Her second novel, Taking Down Evelyn Tait, was published in April 2020. (website )

Social media:

Instagram @talltales_poppynwosu

Twitter @PoppyNwosu


Sonya Bates (above) is a writer of adult and children’s fiction living in Adelaide, South Australia. She was shortlisted for the inaugural Banjo Prize in 2018 for an unpublished manuscript, which was published by HarperCollins Australia in April 2020 as Inheritance of Secrets. With a long history of successfully publishing books for children, Inheritance of Secrets is Sonya’s debut adult novel. (website: )

Social media:

Facebook page @sonyaspreenbatesauthor

Instagram @sonyaspreenbates

Twitter @sonyaspreenbate

The Conversations with Friends series is supported by the City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants. 




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