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The Right to Write What You Don’t Know

The whole How-Dare-You row kicked off again after Anthony Horowitz revealed he’d been advised against writing a black character in his Alex Rider series.

The BBC story is here: … 722 more words

On Writing

Book review - Barracuda, The Dry, Bloom and more

This has been a long time coming! I can’t remember the last time I did a book review, and with so many to review I thought I’d change it up a bit. 1,336 more words


TVWEEK Logie nominees

Nominees for the Logie awards have been officially announced. Barracuda, Matt (Coach Frank Torma), and Elias Anton (Danny Kelly) are all up for awards.

Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie: 102 more words

Posts From Fan Site

On 'Barracuda' and shame

Over the last few weeks I’ve been making my way through the tome that is Christos Tsiolkas’ novel Barracuda. Though I’ve enjoyed essay’s Tsiolkas has written over the years… 476 more words


Barracuda (TV series and book)


For my previous review, I started with the original short story, and then watched the adaptation; with Barracuda, I first watched the adaptation, then decided to read the book it was based on. 723 more words



Barracuda is the ABC television adaption of the book by the same name by Melbourne author Christos Tsiolkas. It tells the story of a young aspiring swimming champion transferred to an elite private school, and expounds on Tsiolkas’s usual themes: what it takes to be a man in a modern, multi-ethnic Australia, how masculinity can be a toxic quagmire of anger or a positive force, and how gay men can reconcile the different parts of their lives as men, as gay men, as brothers and sons, and members of their ethnic communities. 42 more words