Adele Walsh joined the State Library of Victoria’s Reader Development team in 2011 as the Program Coordinator for the Centre for Youth Literature. Her extensive experience as an avid young adult literature reader and a passionate youth literature advocate informed her successful YA blog, Persnickety Snark.

Adele has a professional background as a teacher and in her role provides content for the Centre for Youth Literature’s website, Inside a Dog as well as programming events to provide opportunities for the promotion of literature for young adults.


  • Express Media: Board Member (2012-present) 
  • Melbourne Writers Festival: Schools Advisory Committee (2012-present) 



  • RRR: Summer Breakfasters 1:42:00 mark (21 January 2014) - review of Wildlife by Fiona Wood
  • RRR: Summer Breakfasters 1:40:00 mark (14 January 2014) - review of The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • RRR: On Air Bookclub (6th June 2012) - Discussion of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee 
  • Talking Reading series for National Year of Reading - Young Adult Reading Recommendations 


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