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New on the TBR - and National Bookshop Day!

 It was National Bookshop Day today and even though I had been there just last week and spent an inordinate amount of money, I didn’t need any persuasion to head on down again to Benn’s Bookshop in Bentleigh because Elliot *swoon* Perlman was there! 701 more words

Book News

2012 Australian and New Zealand titles on the IMPAC Longlist

I am delighted to see so many titles from Australia and New Zealand on the IMPAC longlist, and even more pleased to see that I have already reviewed most of them! 174 more words


Meet an Aussie Author: Elliot Perlman

Elliot Perlman is one of Australia’s finest  writers.  He lives in Melbourne.  His most recent novel, The Street Sweeper, has been longlisted for the 2012 Miles Franklin Award and the ABIA awards. 728 more words

Australian Literary Fiction

The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman

Usually when I read a book that the book group is discussing later in the year I take copious notes as I read, but The Street Sweeper, … 1,006 more words


ALS Gold Medal shortlist 2012

Once again I am indebted to Bookseller and Publisher magazine for the news that the high prestige ALS Gold Medal shortlist has been announced.  The nominees are: 138 more words

Australian Literary Fiction

Seven Types of Ambiguity, by Elliot Perlman

Take an apparently mundane, just a bit out of the ordinary, circumstance. Explore it in detail to create an over-arching, stage-setting device. And then, in much greater detail, look at how it effects the various people who were touched by the initial incident. 1,470 more words