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WA Premier's Book Awards 2014

I’ve been really slack about keeping up with the awards lately, (I blame Masterchef for taking up so much of my time!) but I am so delighted by the WA Premier’s Book Awards shortlists I am hastily putting this together before dinner… 402 more words

Australian Literary Fiction

The Velodrome, by Liam Davison

It’s a sad thing to discover an Aussie author’s work only because he was killed in an atrocity, (see Vale Liam Davison) but it has been a delight to read his first novel.  1,769 more words


2014 Miles Franklin Award

I don’t believe it.

The judges have bypassed Richard Flanagan’s brilliant novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North, (see my review and a… 61 more words

Australian Literary Fiction

After Darkness, by Christine Piper (2014 Vogel winner)

Stephen Romei, in the blurb on the back of this award-winning novel, says that it deserves a place alongside Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North… 692 more words


The Memory Trap, by Andrea Goldsmith

‘Is it any good?’ asked The Spouse, when I told him I’d finished The Memory Trap this morning.  He was friends with Andrea Goldsmith at university, and loves to hear about her books when I read them.  1,741 more words


Sensational Snippets: The Memory Trap, by Andrea Goldsmith

I am reading Andrea Goldsmith’s latest novel, The Memory Trap and I keep finding wonderful bits that I want to share.  It’s so rich in ideas and insights, I could easily quote pages and pages and still not have exhausted the book’s possibilities. 543 more words

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