Matt Zurbo and his efforts profiled in the New York Times

Matt Zurbo was recently visited by Damien Cave of the New York Times.

D Cave’s profile piece on Matt and his extraordinary undertaking to write one children’s story per day for 365 days starts like no other New York Times article probably ever did: “EAGLEHAWK NECK, Tasmania — By the time Matt Zurbo plopped on the couch to write his 282nd children’s story, he’d worked all day at an oyster farm, laughed with his daughter on the beach, gone for a swim in the frigid waves and cooked a vegetarian feast…

The piece appeared in yesterday’s New York Times and is available here:


The labour of love is online here:


Matt Zurbo will be our lunch guest on Friday 19 July as he introduces his new book “Heart and Soul.” Check here for details.



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  1. E.regnans says

    Old Dog.
    Love it.

  2. Jarrod_L says

    Brilliant write up on one of the Almanac’s brightest lights – shout out to everyone’s favourite venue “The Tate” too

  3. Phillip Dimitriadis says

    Wonderful achievement Matt. Congrats you Salty Old Dog !

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