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A one size fits all definition for Australian fiction? Nup.

A one size fits all definition for Australian fiction? Nup. Australian imaginations cross borders and time as easily as those from elsewhere. There is no rule that all Australian fiction must deal with the bush, or the surf or gritty inner city crime. 3,487 more words

Australian Author

Lots of Big Issue book reviews

Totally behind with posting these AGAIN, but here you go:

Here is my column reviewing Favel Parrett and Helle Helle.

Here is my column reviewing Peter Carey and J Robert Lennon. 28 more words

Doug Johnstone

'Past the Shallows' by Favel Parrett

In its simple clarity of language and narrative, Past the Shallows is hauntingly beautiful.

Set on the rugged Tasmanian south coast, it’s the story of a deep, almost profound brotherly love as Michael and the younger Harry, with their mother dead, learn to look out for each other. 456 more words


Past the Shallows – when seeing through two eyes can be better than one

When it comes to writing fiction, few choices are as important than the choice of point of view. Who is telling the story? If they are a character in the story, what is their role and how to do they perceive events? 813 more words

Aaron Cox

Dear Santa

I’m good (or at least not on the naughty list yet), how are you? Snowed under, I bet. So I thought you’d appreciate my wish list before this year buries us all under an avalanche of to-dos, not-dones, and oh-well-maybe-next-years. 257 more words


Hesitant Book Review of When the Night Comes

Favel’s Parrett’s Past the Shallows made it to my Loved List – it is a beautiful and haunting story of three brothers from a broken family. 270 more words

Australian Literature