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5 Australian novels not to miss this month

The next few weeks are busy with loads of new Australian novels being published here in the UK. Here are five titles that have caught my eye. 753 more words

Australian Literature

The Chris Gayle Ambush, #Racesplaining and other Sticky Wickets


By now most of us have seen the video clip of benighted cricketing superstar Chris Gayle–who happens to be Jamaican–flirting with Aussie journalist Mel McClaughlin as she attempts to interview him during a match down under. 2,364 more words

Why the Knox piece fails in every way.

It’s difficult to read respected Fairfax sports journalist Malcolm Knox’s “parody” piece criticising Chris Gayle’s sexist on-air comments to journalist Mel McLaughlin, as anything other than racist. 498 more words


The simple act of reading: Why all reading is created equal

After many years of pondering, I’ve come to the conclusion that all reading is created equal.

This is not to say that all books are created equal — I’m not saying that there aren’t good or bad books. 691 more words


The Thursday Quote

“The Coles family had been strict Presbyterians, and even though they had come into possession of liquor licence with the Matthews Thompson purchase (in 1960), they didn’t use them until 1971 when the Coles New World store at Warrnambool, in Victoria, became the first to sell alcohol.”

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Author Talk - Malcolm Knox

Join one of Australia’s most versatile authors and journalists, Malcolm Knox at Hurstville Library for a talk about his recently released fifth novel, The Wonder Lover… 164 more words


The Wonder Lover by Malcolm Knox

This is a man’s book. Actually it is a multi – functional man’s book. First you can read it and marvel at what it tells you about male behaviour; then you can thump the nearest guy across the head with it. 297 more words