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Cover Birds

I threw caution away last week and selected these two books to read solely due to their exquisite cover art.

Wright’s post climate change apocalypse, seen from the perspective of a seriously damaged individual, was a challenging read. 101 more words

Week 1: What is the border?

In week 1 of the class we began discussing what borders are, but specifically what borders we might cross in our writing: race, gender, class, age, disability, sexuality, ethnicity – ‘all the things’, as one of my students put it. 898 more words

The Swan Book

Reading The Swan Book is like being led through a beautiful and disturbing prose poem. It is as though Alexis Wright has created a genre all her own with the superb language and the fantastical-realism of the story (if there can be such a thing). 470 more words


Review: "The Swan Book" by Alexis Wright

Giramondo Publishing, Sydney, 2013.

This review first appeared a little over six months ago in Strange Horizons.

Everything in her mind became mucked up. This is the kind of harm the accumulated experience of an exile will do to you .

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