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Helen Garner's Gracious Gift

A book about a man who purposefully drove his three young sons into a dam was never going to be a breezy read, but the grace with which Helen Garner approaches the trial of Robert Farquharson in This House of Grief teaches us more than shock or horror ever could. 668 more words


things that grow in the dark

I work in a cave. It is my other job, an unusual occupation, not my career but I have learnt a lot through this work. I know much more about scientific method and how knowledge is developed through hypothesis. 909 more words


More about Helen

“The most compelling thing I’ve read online recently is Helen Garner’s piece in The Monthly, ‘The insults of age’. Garner’s writing is always emotionally intelligent and always delivered with a clear-eyed grace, but this piece – her perspective on what it means to be a 71-year-old woman – is a particular gem. 221 more words


Byron Bay Writers Festival program for 2015 released

Emily Bitto whose The Strays won this year’s Stella Prize, Joan London, Kate Greville and Chigozie Obioma are among the headline writers appearing at the 2015  64 more words



We have announced our program for Byron Bay Writers Festival 2015!

See what our Festival Director Edwina Johnson had to say below.

In early August, more than 140 influential writers and thinkers will converge on Byron Bay for Australia’s largest regional literary event… 420 more words