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Charles Hall, Summer's gone (Review)

When Western Australian writer Craig Silvey set his coming-of-age novel Jasper Jones in the 1960s I was a bit surprised, as Silvey himself did not grow up in that era. 853 more words

Australian Literature

Success for one of our members

Last Wednesday our group met for a celebratory lunch near beautiful Coogee Beach, to acknowledge the success of one of our writers. Congratulations, Garth, on your memoir being accepted for publication by Ginninderra Press. 24 more words

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Monday musings on Australian literature: Bernard Cronin, an Old Derelict!

It’s a bit cheeky, really, to write about a writer I’ve never read, but I do this occasionally, particularly in Monday Musings because I use them to educate myself as well as to share ideas and knowledge with you. 975 more words

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Lynette Washington (ed), Breaking beauty (Review)

As I’ve said before, I usually don’t read book introductions until the end. In the case of Breaking beauty, an anthology of short stories edited by Lynette Washington, it wouldn’t have mattered if I had read it first because Brian Castro’s intro gave nothing away while at the same time saying a lot. 872 more words

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Monique McDonell

Put your hands together for today’s featured author…Monique McDonell coming to us from the other side of the globe…Australia!
Monique is the author of 6 Novels, including the first in a series, … 841 more words

Novels

Delicious descriptions: Fiona McFarlane thinks a house can be a character

In another life, well, not quite another life, but in my pre-blog life when I discussed books online via listserv reading groups, I became involved in various literary discussions. 408 more words

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