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Review: This House Of Grief - Helen Garner

This House Of Grief
Helen Garner
Text Publishing
2014, 300p
Purchased personal copy

On Father’s Day in 2005, Robert Farquharson was returning his three sons Jai, Tyler and Bailey to his estranged wife Cindy in Winchelsea in Victoria’s south-west. 1,546 more words

Good things — Barbara Jefferis Award shortlist

Like Jane Rawson, for me there are some days and weeks when this authoring business feels like an awful lot of hard work, and I cry into my porridge in despair that anyone will ever read – let alone see merit in – a thing I write. 328 more words


On Keeping a Journal.

Research Proposal Research Proposal Research Proposal….

Here are some interesting things that I heard or saw this week:

A friend had recently read Helen Garner for the first time, a book of essays called  552 more words

Get Things Done.

54 women killed by partners so far this year - but have we counted the children?

I posted a story of yet another murder of a woman by her partner along with the message that every week in Australia, one woman is killed by a current or former partner. 742 more words

Womens Rights

On Voyeurism and Tragedy

On a cool Friday night in downtown Brisbane, people gathered to hear a famous author speak. Predominantly middle-aged and middle class, the stylishly attired crowd talked amongst themselves about their favourite books and rushed forward when the doors opened, eager to sit near the front. 704 more words


"The Spare Room" by Helen Garner

I thought for a while about la premiere post and what book I should do first. In a list of many greats, which is the greatest? 341 more words


Helen Garner's opening at the 2014 Melbourne Writers Festival

I went along to the Melbourne Town Hall to see Helen Garner talking to Romana Koval. it was a buzzy night, lots of people, and I’d booked my ticket using the ‘select seat yourself’ button, instead of the ‘best available.’ This meant I got a ticket in the first row and as I walked to find my seat, someone called out ‘Jenny, Jenny!’ It was a friend from school, who now works with the Minister for the Arts, Heidi Victoria. 1,751 more words