Over the weekend I received a comment on this weblog requesting contact details for a certain author who has been featured on Matilda in recent times. I have a policy about this and thought it best to re-state it here on the main site rather than burying it in a comment somewhere.
I don't supply contact addresses - either snail-mail or email - for authors, publishers, agents or anyone else in the publishing industry. Mostly I get asked about particular authors, and I always point people to either the writer's publisher or to The Australian Society of Authors. This is the tried and true method for readers to contact authors and I think it still the best.