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Angela Meyer (ed), The great unknown (Review)

The great unknown is a mind-bending collection of short stories which explores, as editor Angela Meyer says, “the unknown, the mysterious, or even just the slightly… 894 more words

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Lisa Hill reblogged this on ANZ LitLovers LitBlog and commented:

Don't miss this terrific review of The Great Unknown (edited by Angela Meyer) over at Whispering Gums!

Landscape of Desire, by Kevin Rabalais

The history of Australia’s ill-fated exploration parties makes for great reading: whether the author reconstructs the historical record into narrative or recreates it as fiction, these stories can’t help but convey the romance of exploring into the unknown; the beauty and the terror of the remote Australian landscape; the hubris of the explorers and their backers who knew nothing of the network of indigenous… 688 more words


2014 NSW Premier's Literary Awards

I haven’t been able to keep up with the awards lists this year, but I’m on holidays at the moment so here’s the NSW Premier’s Shortlist: 191 more words

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2014 Miles Franklin Longlist

I had a flat tyre waiting for me when I tried to leave work this afternoon, so I’m late with the news: the Miles Franklin Award longlist has been announced.  186 more words

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The Weaver Fish, by Robert Edeson

I loved this book!  But be warned, you must press on to Chapter Five before you have the foggiest idea what it’s ‘about’.  Do not, I repeat, do not abandon this book because you don’t ‘get it’ in the first chapters, it starts making sense from page 35 onwards, and from Chapter Six onwards, trust me, it is unputdownable.  368 more words


Taking Shelter, by Jessica Anderson

Jessica Anderson was, as Sue at Whispering Gums has noted, a ‘late bloomer’, and Taking Shelter published in 1989 when she was 73 is Anderson’s sixth novel of only seven.  1,428 more words


Imago, by Francesca Rendle-Short

I bought Imago last year at the Melbourne Writers Festival because the blurb intrigued me so much.   I had never heard of the psychoanalytical use of the term ‘imago’ but it sounded interesting. 763 more words