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Helen Garner - Violence and Visibility

Have any of you read Helen Garner’s recent piece in The Monthly about the way older women in society are treated?  I have, and I can’t leave it alone.  1,021 more words

Blue Ribbons for Bullying - By Therese Taylor

The Monthly has published a short essay by Helen Garner, on her feisty reactions to being side-lined by society as a woman past seventy years old. 1,494 more words

Gender Inequality

Long time, no blog

Melbourne has been particularly beautiful over recent days. Last week I went to Rickett’s Point to get some author photos done. This is how gorgeous it was: 1,277 more words


Wonderful review of Bloodhound in The Australian

In Bloodhound, Ramona Koval tracks down family secrets

Ramona Koval’s embarks on a quest to discover the truth of her parentage. 1,049 more words

The Pure Bugle. On Anzac Day 1

The Pure Bugle. On the Ambivalence of Anzac Day


Anzac Day has again taken on a larger social relevance in contemporary Australia. As such, it is of course a complex, many-layered historical, social and psychological phenomenon. 2,298 more words

Social Change

When I was 19, I wrote this assessment piece...

PART I: Reflective Commentary

Helen Garner is a well-acclaimed writer who is notorious for her autobiographical fiction. Whilst Garner is often criticised for seemingly publishing diary entries, many others are appreciative of the precision and artistry of her writing. 2,074 more words