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
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“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
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