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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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Monday musings on Australian literature: Plebiscite on Australian poets and novelists, 1927

Pottering around old Australian newspapers on Trove, I came across reports of a “plebiscite” on Australian poets and authors. Suggested by the Australian Literature Society, it asked readers of Melbourne’s… 1,003 more words

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Bloodlines - previews: 2

This three-part series is showcasing work from Peter Bowes’ Bloodlines. The collection now has five unsolicited five-star reviews on Amazon as well as other great reviews ( 747 more words

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