Tags » Helen Garner

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

Loss, love, and a whole lotta Helen

I’m looking forward to heading up to Auckland next month for Auckland Writers Festival. This’ll be my third time heading up to Auckland for the writers festival (I wrote about the 2014 festival… 762 more words


The Book that Changed Me

The opening session at the Newcastle Writers Festival was titled The Book that Changed Me with Helen Garner, Michael Robotham and Jessica Rudd in conversation with Caroline Baum. 792 more words


38. A Book Set in Australia

This is another one of those cross category books. It could have been non fiction, or mystery, recommended by a family member, or written by a female author. 461 more words


Newcastle Writers Festival 20-22 March

This year’s lineup at the 2015 Newcastle Writers Festival at Newcastle City Hall will thrill any book lover. A taste of the talent: Helen Garner, Marion Halligan, Favel Parrett, Bob Brown, Michael Robotham, Les Murray, and proudly standing alongside them are locals Claire Dunn, Wendy James, Ed Wright, Jean Kent, Michael Sala, Judy Johnson… 114 more words