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Mailbox Monday 29/6/15

Last week seemed to go on forever! There was always something to do, something to see, someone to talk to. I managed to sneak in some reading late at night (really, it was medicinal – I needed to warm the bed before I could possibly fall asleep). 212 more words

Mailbox Monday

Review: Something Special, Something Rare Anthology

Black Inc’s decision to release an anthology of short stories by Australian women could be taken as a political statement, given the ongoing debate about gender representation in literary culture. 792 more words


When the Night Comes by Favel Parrett

When the Night Comes
is Favel Parrett’s anticipated follow-up to her acclaimed Miles Franklin Award shortlisted debut, Past the Shallows (my review here). Written in what can now be considered her signature sparse prose and ultra-short chapters, it is the story of a relationship between a young girl, Isla, and Bo, a Danish cook on the Antarctic exploration and supply ship… 879 more words


Favel Parrett's When the Night Comes

Favel Parrett, When the Night Comes (Hachette Australia 2014)

Favel Parrett’s first novel, Past the Shallows, published in 2011, was a hard act to follow. 563 more words


Breaking the narrative circuit

In today’s blog I am going to briefly discuss the relationship between narrator and character by looking again at Favel Parrett’s Past the Shallows. Taking a structuralist view of fiction, it is possible to identify key narrative levels (author/reader, narrator/narrate, characters) that create narrative circuits. 892 more words

Aaron Cox

A one size fits all definition for Australian fiction? Nup.

A one size fits all definition for Australian fiction? Nup. Australian imaginations cross borders and time as easily as those from elsewhere. There is no rule that all Australian fiction must deal with the bush, or the surf or gritty inner city crime. 3,487 more words

Australian Author

Lots of Big Issue book reviews

Totally behind with posting these AGAIN, but here you go:

Here is my column reviewing Favel Parrett and Helle Helle.

Here is my column reviewing Peter Carey and J Robert Lennon. 28 more words

Doug Johnstone