Hitch-hiking young tourists assailed by a ‘truly woeful Eagles tape’ and trapped in an ancient Merc carrying an impressive haul of hash and coke across the border of France and Spain, does not sound like the stuff of a literary adventure undertaken to meet a highly-regarded poet and man of letters. 715 more words
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The Last Days of Ava Langdon is an affectionate homage to the Australian author Eve Langley, (1904-1974), but it’s also an homage to eccentricity.
In this generous and respectful fictionalisation of Langley’s life, there’s a boy who lives near Ava who taunts her each time he sees her. 1,077 more words
This year’s Vogel Award winner, The Memory Artist is a departure from the kind of Australian themed books that we have become used to with this prize. 1,819 more words