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VIDEO: Robert Dessaix on life, love and humbug

Robert Dessaix is a writer, translator, broadcaster and occasional essayist, responsible for the acclaimed memoirs A Mother’s Disgrace and As I Was Saying. He chats to Caroline Baum about his latest book… 151 more words

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Damon Galgut's Arctic Summer

Damon Galgut, Arctic Summer (Atlantic Books 2014)

After Howard’s End was published, E M Forster began another novel named Arctic Summer, but never finished it. 774 more words


BOOK REVIEW: What Days Are For by Robert Dessaix (Review by Caroline Baum)

Robert Dessaix knows his readers better than almost any other writer in Australia. He has met many of them personally at festivals over many years after developing an intense intimacy with them as a radio broadcaster. 480 more words

Australian Author


Lately I have found it more difficult to write; in fact many days I find I can’t write at all. So I think about it a lot and read a lot too. 990 more words


Sydney Writers Festival, 2014

In 2013, and now 2014, my sister and I took a day off work to go and see some events at the Sydney m festival. Perhaps this is our new tradition, superseding the food safari days. 673 more words