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"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

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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

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This House of Grief by Helen Garner

On the evening of Father’s Day 2005 Robert Farquharson drove his car into a deep dam.  Farquharson emerged physically unscathed.  His three sons (aged 10, 7 and 2) all drowned.  409 more words

Book Review

How Helen Garner courts her fiction, City Journal

There is something potent about a writer reading their own words aloud. It’s as though the meaning of what they meant to say is being communicated exactly as they intended. 88 more words

Arts And Culture

love, anywhere.

If it doesn’t strike or flash you, in the face, in a surprise of momentary bliss – unexpected, from a stranger, you have to be the stranger, the simultaneous bliss, the inflamed pirouette. 206 more words

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MWF Picks - 2014

The Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) hits town again, and brings the usual bounty of esteemed writers, unique events, and thought provoking topics with it. We have scoured the program, and have picked out what we think are the stand-out sessions. 293 more words

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A moment after the storm

I just read something beautiful. Christie Nieman wrote a memoir piece for Meanjin in which a friend, house sitting Helen Garner’s house, asks her to help pack up Helen’s books. 282 more words