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Great Aussie Reads.

Beaches. Vegemite. Kangaroos and Koalas. Hemsworth brothers. A lot of great things have come out of Australia. Great fiction is another. A fellow bookstagrammer recently posed the question: having moved here, what local authors should she try? 1,018 more words


Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas

Fourteen-year-old Daniel Kelly is special. Despite his upbringing in working-class Melbourne, he knows that his astonishing ability in the swimming pool has the potential to transform his life, silence the rich boys at the private school to which he has won a sports scholarship, and take him far beyond his neighborhood, possibly to international stardom and an Olympic medal. 634 more words

Book Review

Barracuda star Matt Nable "Exercise is my medicine"

(From Woman’s Day (Australia) 07.18.2016)

Matt Nable is, fittingly, in the gym when he answers the phone to talk about his new role playing Hungarian-born swim coach Frank Torma in ABC’S new sporting mini-series Barracuda. 176 more words

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"The Jesus Man" : An Electrifying Family Saga fueled by Rage

We all must have that one writer to whose writings we turn to in times of depression or loneliness or ennui or any kind of gloom. 315 more words

Book Review

Barracuda, the TV series

Friday night I watched the first three epsiodes of this new-to-TV adaptation of Christos Tsiolkas’s novel, published in 2013. Last night, I watched the final episode. 398 more words


Vegetarian Rabbit

One of the major disagreements I have with people when discussing books is over whether unlikeable characters diminish one’s enjoyment of it. I remember having a quite heated debate over the characters in Chistos Tsiolkas’s novel ‘ 702 more words

Book Club

Melbourne Writers Festival 2016

The Melbourne Writers Festival 2016 Program is live and I am thrilled to be chairing several sessions at this year’s festival.

In the main festival program, I have the great (and terrifying) honour of interviewing my friend Christos Tsiolkas and Tony Ayres about… 197 more words

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