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About Judith Ridge

Judith Ridge is an Australian writer, critic, and teacher specializing in literature for children and young adults. She is the program coordinator of WestWords: Western Sydney Young People's Literature Development Project and blogs at

“There and Nowhere”: A Conversation with Jaclyn Moriarty

Around forty-five minutes northwest of downtown Sydney, Australia, is a pocket of suburbs known as The Hills: not quite city, not quite country. You only have to go back ten or twenty years to arrive at a time when these places — Castle Hill and Annangrove, Rouse Hill and Bella Vista, and, one of the […]