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Workshopping

A few weeks ago I attended a Ballarat Writers workshop run by Alison Arnold from Text Publishing and Cath Crowley, young adult author. The day previous Cath Crowley had won … Continue reading

July 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

Geraldine Brooks

Last week Geraldine Brook’s new novel Caleb’s Crossing made it to number 1 on the Independent books top 10 list.* It was released on May 3. It’s fantastic that an … Continue reading

May 20, 2011 · 2 Comments

The Female Eunuch – 40 years later

2010 was the 40th anniversary of Germaine Greer’s The Female Eunuch. I decided to use the occasion to re-read the book and write a post about my thoughts. That was … Continue reading

March 21, 2011 · 5 Comments

Utopian Man by Lisa Lang

I’m in love with a novel, with a story and with a character. I’ve just finished Lisa Lang’s Utopian Man (published by Allen and Unwin 2010). I have written previously … Continue reading

February 6, 2011 · 5 Comments

Aussie YA fiction

I’ve recently been thrown back into the world of Young Adult (YA) novels. I am a fan, but I don’t often read them. But a few things in the last … Continue reading

January 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Kristel Thornell – Night Street

 Kristel Thornell’s Night Street is a fictitious imagining of the life of tonalist painter Clarice Beckett. Released this year after winning the 2009 Australian/Vogel award the novel is commonly viewed … Continue reading

December 23, 2010 · 4 Comments

Going Down Swinging Launch

Going Down Swinging is launching their latest collection in Ballarat, Saturday October 23. Grab a v-line ticket, a great book and a coffee and travel up – the trip will be … Continue reading

October 19, 2010 · 1 Comment

Paul Kelly – How to Make Gravy

In his book In Sunshine or in Shadow, Martin Flanagan says of Paul Kelly: The generation of singer-songwriters of which he is the best known member are to the 1980s … Continue reading

October 7, 2010 · 1 Comment

More than football – Melbourne’s History

This week I went to the book launch of Lisa Lang’s Utopian Man. It is a fictional re-imagining of the life of E.W. Cole, the creator of the wonderful Cole’s … Continue reading

September 17, 2010 · Leave a comment

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