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10 (more) of my favourite novels from Australia

To mark Australia Day (26 January), I thought I would put together a list of some of my favourite Australian novels.

This isn’t the first time I’ve done this: back in 2005 I published a list entitled… 1,521 more words

Australian Literature

A Fictional Insight into the Capitalist Plot

Last week I was midway through reading a big fat book that would not fit into my shoulder bag for a train journey. So I went to a dark corner of my library with its relatively small heap of unclassified books where I sometimes find a unread gem. 1,625 more words


Seven Types of Ambiguity - Elliot Perlman

Seven Types of Ambiguity is a psychological thriller and a literary adventure of breathtaking scope. Celebrated as a novelist in the tradition of Jonathan Franzen and Philip Roth, Elliot Perlman writes of impulse and paralysis, empty marriages, lovers, gambling, and the stock market; of adult children and their parents; of poetry and prostitution, psychiatry and the law. 181 more words


A Writer Reads: What I Did This Summer

(a post from guest author Mary Burns)

Do I read more in Summer?  Probably.  The light lasts longer, the warm temperatures encourage sloth.  I see more of friends for… 677 more words

Mary Burns

Melbourne Jewish Writers Festival 2014

On Saturday night I went to the gala opening of the inaugural MJWF, held at the Glen Eira Town Hall. Hosted by comedian Rachel Berger, and with appearances by some of the featured writers from the festival, it was a fun… 2,404 more words


Books: 4 Big, Unique Books I Love

Part of what I love about reading is getting lost in a world, and generally speaking, the more time I can spend in that world, the better. 553 more words


A bundle of good books


I go through bouts with my reading. Sometimes for days, or even weeks, I am too busy or not inspired to pick up a book but then at other times I’m engulfed by the urge to read. 249 more words

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