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October, 2007


The Children by Charlotte Wood

9781741753356, Allen & Unwin, 2007 The perfect book for me is one that is about the extraordinariness of everyday life – the things that human beings acknowledge, and the things they deny; the amazement, comfort and simultaneous hurt in personal relationships; the wealth beneath the surface, but also the necessity of surfaces. Charlotte Wood looks [...]

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The Trout Opera by Matthew Condon

Random House Vintage, 9781740510325, November 2007, $32.95 (TPB) (UK pb). First published in the October 2007 issue of BOOKSELLER + PUBLISHER magazine (c) 2007 Thorpe-Bowker (a division of RR Bowker LLC) http://www.bookseller+publisher.com.au/ Wilfred Lampe has experienced a whole century in the Snowy River town of Dalgety. He’s a part of the landscape, its consistencies and [...]

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Matthew Condon – Interview

First published in the October 2007 issue of BOOKSELLER + PUBLISHER magazine (c) 2007 Thorpe-Bowker (a division of RR Bowker LLC) http://www.bookseller+publisher.com.au/ The Trout Opera sprang from an encounter with a Dalgety local, stories of the place, and much research. What were you most inspired by when you first visited the place? I hadn’t been [...]

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Patriot Act by James Phelan

9780733620980, Hachette Australia, 2007 (link). Lachlan Fox is an investigative journalist for GSR (Global Syndicate of Reporters). He’s an ex-Aussie Navy operative now in New York City. He is attempting to uncover just who may be trying to access the powerful information database ‘Echelon’, and to what purpose. The information could enable any smaller power [...]

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National Young Writers’ Festival, Newcastle 2007 – Highlights

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend the whole festival, but I had a wonderful drunken time at the ‘Mega-Mega Launch’ last Saturday night. On Sunday I attended a couple of sessions and checked out the Zine fair. Overall, my experience was enlightening. Anyone who misses the potential of Australian youth or believes them apathetic is [...]

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Ash – Alison Croggon, and Stories of Bird – Lucy Holt – Poetry Review

My latest review published in Cordite Poetry Review – Of the two chapbooks under review, Lucy Holt’s exquisitely crafted poetry in Stories of Bird pecks at single moments, both from an intimate as well as a bird’s-eye view. Her use of symbolism is focused and sensory. Hers are deep and personal poems, with some empathetic [...]

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