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William Lane, The salamanders (Review)

William Lane’s latest novel, The salamanders, is a book that keeps you thinking from beginning to end. As I started it, I was thinking of it as a cross between Julian Davies’  932 more words

Australian Literature

Book review: Living Hell by Catherine Jinks

Living Hell by Catherine Jinks

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’ve read a few books by Jinks that I’ve loved, and a couple I haven’t liked at all. 220 more words

bookbybook 20: Matthew Condon

It’s the most brilliant pleasure to discover an affinity with a writer’s work but it’s even sweeter when you dare to harness an affinity with the writer himself. 717 more words


The Blog is Back

The thing about a break is it gives you a new perspective.

I’ve been thinking about where I was when I started when paper met pen… 375 more words


Hello and Welcome (Etc and So On)

Books, language, stories and science-fiction are all things that can bring people together, and it’s fantastic that nowadays we can connect so easily.

To get the metaphorical ball rolling on what for me is a brand new chapter in my writing life, I’ll start by sharing some older/old-ish work that has never before been collected in one place, including science-fiction criticism, music reviews and short fiction. 62 more words

Science Fiction

Maria Katsonis and Lee Kofman (eds), Rebellious daughters (Review)

To rebel or not to rebel, that is the question. At least, it’s the question that interested memoirists Maria Katsonis and Lee Kofman who, having written their own stories about “conservative upbringings and subsequent rebellions”, wanted to discover what other women could reveal about that “universal life experience”, the rebellion against parents. 1,090 more words

Australian Literature

Louisa Atkinson, A voice from the country: January (Review)

Louisa Atkinson, as I wrote in a post a few years ago, was a pioneer Australian writer. She was a significant botanist, our first Australian-born woman novelist, and the first Australian woman to have a long-running column in a major newspaper. 1,300 more words

Australian Literature