Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Andrew Daddo

The Booranga Writers Centre have a partnership with us where they bring their writers in residence to the library for an author talk. We have had some cool writers like Anita Heiss and Tara June Winch. A lot of the authors though, I haven't heard of. I'm not sure if it is just my age but I was pretty excited to hear that they were bringing Andrew Daddo. The Daddo brothers were legend in my teenage years, or at least the older two were. Cameron Daddo was on a kids' show called Off the Dish and we all fancied him in the way young teenage girls do. Andrew Daddo then came along and he was on a music show called the Factory (I did have to look up the names of these shows, though I remembered the shows themselves).

Andrew went on to do all sorts of television that I didn't watch but he has also written lots of books, mainly for kids, and it was in that capacity that he came to Wagga. You'll be pleased to know that I didn't ask him about Cameron - like, what on earth was that sequel to Anne of Green Gables?! No, I kept all of that to myself.

I was bold enough, however, to ask for a photo. I told him that I felt the need to embarrass myself and ask for a photo because I had been a teenager in the 80s and now have kids at an age to read his books.
He was very nice, though he rejected my Melbourne Breakfast leaf tea as not strong enough. Sadly, I wasn't able to stay and hear him speak as Andrew had a late meeting to go to and the kids were home alone with nothing for dinner!


  1. I'm somewhat disturbed about that Cameron Daddo revelation... Amy, I thought I knew you!

  2. Could never quite get the appeal of the Daddo's myself, but then, I'm a generation too far for them I suppose.

  3. I'm glad it was Andrew you had your photo with....I am embarrassed to watch (and own) the third part of the Anne of Green Gables series...it's NOTHING like the books and is unspeakably bad. Shame on Cameron.