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Annabel Smith, The Ark (Review)

I must start by thanking Western Australian short story writer Glen Hunting* for recommending Annabel Smith’s The Ark in his comment on a recent Monday Musings… 1,053 more words

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Richard Flanagan: The narrow road to the deep north (Review)

I love generosity of spirit, the ability to rise above terrible things to see the humanity that lies beneath. Richard Flanagan’s Booker Prize shortlisted The narrow road to the deep north… 1,507 more words

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Bloodlines: now out in paperback!

Bloodlines by Peter Bowes is now available in paperback! To celebrate, we are publishing the final extract comprising two shorter pieces from the collection. See… 481 more words

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Kate Forsyth, Stories as salvation (Review)

One of the best things about being involved in the Australian Women Writers’ Challenge is hearing of writers whom I may not otherwise have come across, or, if I had, who may not have registered strongly with me. 823 more words

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Cate Kennedy (ed), Australian love stories (Review)

Four hundred and forty-five stories! She read four hundred and forty-five of them! I’m talking about Cate Kennedy, the editor of Australian love stories. These stories were the response to Inkerman & Blunt’s call for Australian writers “to share their love stories, fictional or true”. 1,614 more words

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Nigel Featherstone, The beach volcano (Review)

Back in 2010, Featherstone spent a month, on a writer’s retreat, at Kingsbridge Gatekeeper’s in Cataract Gorge, Launceston. He writes on his blog that he left Launceston with sketches for three novellas.  1,014 more words

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Olivera Simić, Surviving peace: A political memoir (Review)

I hadn’t heard of Olivera Simić when Spinifex Press offered me her book, Surviving peace: a political memoir, to review, but her subject matter – the Bosnian war, to put it broadly – was of particular interest to me, so I said yes. 1,438 more words

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