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Emily Maguire, An isolated incident (#BookReview)

Emily Maguire’s novel, An isolated incident, reminded me of Charlotte Wood’s The natural way of things (my review). Sure, An isolated incident… 1,158 more words

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#AWW2017 Book Review: "the Betrayal of Bindy MacKenzie" by Jaclyn Moriarty

Title: The Betrayal of Bindy MacKenzie
Author: Jaclyn Moriarty
Genre: YA contemporary
Date Read: 08/06/2017 – 13/06/2017
Rating: ★★


This is the fourth Jaclyn Moriarty book I’ve read this year, and it was definitely the strangest. 332 more words


Cambria Press Forthcoming Publication on David Malouf

A new book on the celebrated Australian writer David Malouf will be out soon. Winner of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the inaugural Australia-Asia Literary Award, and the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature, … 133 more words

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Rebekah Clarkson, Barking dogs (#BookReview)

The best way to describe Rebekah Clarkson’s debut book, Barking dogs, is that it’s a portrait of a community undergoing social change. This community is  1,221 more words

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Linda Neil, All is given (#BookReview)

Linda Neil’s second book, All is given, is subtitled “a memoir in songs”.  I wondered if this meant her memoir would be structured around specific songs – but that’s probably way too prosaic an idea. 1,119 more words

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Writers' Journey, Sydney Writers' Festival Event @ Katoomba

Like many readers and writers I find it interesting to hear how other writers approach their craft, how their interest in writing came about and what their process looks like, not least of all because it is unique to each writer. 428 more words


Jill Roe, Our fathers cleared the bush (#bookreview)

As that old pop song goes, what kind of fool am I? I went, you see, to Macquarie University, which I chose for its then modern approach to tertiary education. 1,152 more words

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