Monthly Archives: May 2012

The 2012 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlists have been announced

Evangeline, The Wish Keeper's Helper By Maggie Alderson

The press release says “All Australians are encouraged to reignite their passion for reading with these imaginative and compelling Australian stories during the National Year of Reading.” So I’m posting the lists here in the hope that that will magically translate into time to read them At the very least, I will see if...
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Making Stories: How Ten Australian Novels were Written

Kate Grenville, Sue Woolfe: Making Stories: How ten Australian novels were written

Making Stories: How Ten Australian Novels Were Written By Kate Grenville and Sue Woolfe; Published by  Allen and Unwin, Crows Nest, 2001 (1993) RRP $26.95 (paperback). Currently available on Fishpond $19.55. ISBN: 1863733167 This book consists of interviews with nine Australian authors along with extracts from their manuscripts at various levels of completion. It...
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What I’m Reading Lately, or What Happened to the Australian Women Writers Challenge?

Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture, By Shannon Hayes

It’s true, I’m not doing very well on my commitment to review Australian women writers this year. It’s May, and so far I’ve done one review towards my commitment, of One Magic Square, published over at Sustainable Suburbia. And by the way, I’m giving a copy of the book away, so if you’d like...
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Book Review: Dougal’s Diary by David Greagg

Dougal's Diary, David Greagg

Dougal’s Diary by David Greagg, 2010. Publisher: Clan Destine Press; 189 pages rrp $19.95. Can you imagine what it would be like to be a kitten? To have a scant few weeks with a mother to teach you the ways of the world, before being adopted by a different family of humans (if you’re...
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