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5 things I learned about writing, publishing and Seinfeld

Unless you’ve been living under an Uluru-sized rock, or you live outside this land girt by sea, you may have missed that Charlotte Wood did indeed win the Stella Prize, as I predicted… 683 more words

Adult Fiction

Wood's decision to keep all her prize money reflects the values of the Stella

Camilla Nelson, University of Notre Dame Australia

Charlotte Wood has won the fourth annual Stella Prize for The Natural Way of Things, a dark and dangerous book shot through with a kind of feminist rage that – after decades of anti-feminist backlash – is long overdue. 743 more words


On Small Acts of Disappearance by Fiona Wright

I first found this book on Kate Forsyth’s blog on a list of books that she was reading. Wait. Have Jody and I mentioned our teensy obsession with Kate Forsyth? 586 more words

Book Review

Stella Prize 2016 Winner Announced

Just a short post for those of you who read my Stella Prize longlist and shortlist posts and haven’t heard the news – which would primarily be you readers from lands other than mine! 493 more words

Australian Literature

Hunger pains, anorexia and poetry

The connection between women and hunger is not as easy to make as, say, women and dieting, or women and body image, but there is connectivity. 938 more words

Adult Fiction

Misogyny, naturally

Charlotte Wood has taken the concept of misogyny and has constructed a literal monument out of it. She has breathed life into it and given it a beating heart and working lungs.



Misogyny, naturally

Lately, I’ve been wondering what happened to the word chauvinism.  You don’t hear it so much anymore.  It’s not like the act of being chauvinistic has disappeared, instead we seem more confident in calling it out for what it is – misogyny. 480 more words

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