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Castle Rackrent, by Maria Edgeworth

Castle Rackrent is a very short novel: I read the whole thing on the plane coming back from Queensland today.  It’s a satire first published in 1800, by Anglo-Irish author Maria Edgeworth, and it rates a place in… 478 more words


Captives, by Angela Meyer

The Stonnington ‘untitled’ Literary Festival is coming up later this month (my session is on Sunday afternoon 22/11/15, click here to book, it’s free) and so I’m reading and re-reading the books around our theme ‘That’s Odd: a Discussion with Authors of Spooky, Strange and Macabre Fiction’.  716 more words


Nightwalkers, by Siv Parker

Just yesterday on TV I caught a snippet of some bloke arcing up about what a terrible place Twitter was, full of shaming and other kinds of beastliness, and all I thought was, sorry, but you are hanging out with the wrong sort of Tweeters, and now you want us to buy your book about it.  472 more words


Dreams of a Withering Lily -- A Short Story

Dreams of a Withering Lily

This was a 20-page creative writing assignment I had submitted in 2009 for a Fiction writing course at Eastern Connecticut State University.  108 more words

Short Stories / Novellas

The Fall and the Heart, by S. Rukiah, translated John, H. McGlynn

Oh dear, I did want to like this book, but…

The Fall and the Heart was one of three books I bought for the Kindle, to strengthen my awareness of Indonesian fiction in preparation for… 1,037 more words


And the War is Over, by Ismail Marahimin, translated by John H. McGlynn

This short novel of 192 pages came to my attention because I had read the short stories of Lily Yulianti Farid and discovered the Lontar Foundation, which seeks to enhance the profile of Indonesian writing by fostering its translation into English.  718 more words


Family Room, by Lily Yulianti Farid, Translated by John H. McGlynn

Family Room is a dynamic collection of short stories by Indonesian author Lily Yulianti Farid, with whom I will be ‘in conversation’ at the forthcoming Bendigo Writing Festival… 1,100 more words