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A Kindle binge with Helen Garner ...

The best thing about getting older is realising that others are getting older at the same rate, especially your favourite writers. They’ve been writing for years and years, and you’ve been reading away alongside. 361 more words


REVIEW: The Spare Room

The Spare Room

by Helen Garner

In the novel The Spare Room, protagonist Helen offers her spare room to an old friend, Nicola, who has travelled to Melbourne for cancer treatment. 490 more words


Everywhere I Look

Oh Helen Garner, how I love you so.   And it is a great love, filled with respect, fuelled by creativity, but it is also pragmatic, everyday, aware of quirks and details and regular goings-on.   623 more words

Book Review: True Stories by Helen Garner

First released in 1996, this collection of non-fiction stories spans a quarter of a century in an extraordinary writing life. Helen Garner is regarded as one of Australia’s… 712 more words


Culling My Goodreads TBR

You could say my Goodreads to-read shelf has gotten out of hand. As of July 17th it was at 7190 titles. That includes pretty much every book I’ve ever heard about and thought “yeah, maybe I’ll read that someday.” Inspired by Eleanor’s “ 797 more words

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Review: A Writing Life, Helen Garner and her Work

On 30 May 2017 I was on RNZ’s Nine to Noon programme reviewing a new literary biography of Australian author Helen Garner, A Writing Life, Helen Garner and her Work… 15 more words


Helen Garner: Everywhere I look I find words chiselled in gold

Preface: It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post: various reasons, including judging a journalism award; the birth of my fourth grandchild, a boy named Max (you can see him in a photo on my… 1,130 more words