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Sensational Snippets: The Ballad of Desmond Kale, by Roger McDonald

I am reading Roger McDonald’s Miles Franklin Award-winning seventh novel, The Ballad of Desmond Kale, and amongst other things in this rollicking chronicle of the fledgling sheep industry in Australia, I am awe-struck at the author’s genius for characterisation.  530 more words

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Meet you at the Bendigo Writers Festival August 7-9, 2015

The theme of this year’s Bendigo Writers Festival is The Good Life, and it promises to be a treat for booklovers of all kinds.  I went to this festival last year and it was, … 632 more words

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2015 History Writers' Festival

I’m just back home from a great day at the History Writers’ Festival held at Readers’ Feast.

I attended two sessions:

Stories of War, History in Fiction… 541 more words

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'The Glittering Facade' at 2014 Stonnington Literary Festival

Exciting news!   *drum roll*

The City of Stonnington will be holding its third annual
Literary Festival in November
and I will be chairing a panel of authors to discuss the theme of The Glittering Façade: what lies beneath?’. 274 more words

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Bendigo Writers' Festival 2014

We are just back from a most enjoyable weekend at the Bendigo Writers’ festival.  Thanks to our good friend Gloreea who came to dog-sit our dear old Saffy, we set off yesterday at sunrise and arrived in Bendigo in time for our first session – Alex Miller in conversation with Raymond Gaita.  1,091 more words

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Hold the Front Page! Woodend Winter Arts Festival 2014

Once again the Woodend Winter Arts Festival has come up with stimulating book sessions to complement their program of glorious music.  We had wonderful day yesterday:  we saw a sublime performance of the world’s oldest extant opera Eurydice, and thrilled to an electrifying performance of cello and piano by Li-Wei Qin and Akexey Yemstov.  1,847 more words

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Melbourne Jewish Writers Festival 2014

Well, Sydney has its high profile SWF, but Melbourne had not one but two festivals this weekend: the Emerging Writers Festival, and the inaugural Melbourne Jewish Writers festival which I attended today.  722 more words

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