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Kirsten Krauth, just_a_girl (Review)

If you’ve already heard about Kirsten Krauth’s debut novel just_a_girl, you’ll know something about its confronting nature - and it is confronting, though perhaps not quite in the way I expected. 994 more words

Australian Literature

Jessica Anderson, One of the wattle birds (Review)

I have finally read Jessica Anderson’s final novel, One of the wattle birds, which has been sitting in my beside cabinet since my parents gave it to me in 1998! 1,054 more words

Australian Literature

Hannah Kent, Burial rites (Review)

“We’ll remember you” says Margrét to Agnes on the day of her execution. We sure will, if Hannah Kent’s debut novel Burial rites has anything to say about it. 1,230 more words

Australian Literature

Jo Baker, Longbourn (Review)

“Never say never” is one of my favourite mottos, though I must admit there are some things I never will do, such as climb Mt Everest, say, or even write a novel. 949 more words

21st Century Literature

Angela Savage, The dying beach (Review)

When I received Angela Savage’s novel The dying beach out of the blue last year as a review copy, I didn’t put it high in my list of reading priorities. 969 more words

Australian Literature

Christos Tsiolkas, Barracuda (Review)

The best way I can describe Christos Tsiolkas’ latest novel Barracuda is to liken it to what Tsiolkas would define as a “good man”, tough on the outside, but tender within. 1,179 more words

Australian Literature

Margaret Merrilees, The first week (Review)

Having discussed in this week’s Monday Musings Margaret Merrilees’ essay on white authors writing about indigenous Australians, I’m now getting to my promised review of her debut novel, … 994 more words

Australian Literature