tip off

August, 2008


Melbourne Writers Festival 2008 Diary – Part 2

All book links are to Readings Bookstore, supporter of Indigenous Literacy Day and official MWF bookstore. Thursday August 28 Let me begin by explaining how your humble narrator’s face became projected on a wall. As you may well know, my favourite book of 2007 is The Trout Opera by Matthew Condon. I finally got to [...]

READ MORE

Indigenous Literacy Day – Wednesday September 3, 2008

I can’t imagine what my life would have been like without My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch (Graeme Base) open on my lap at four years old, tasting the different worlds at the top of The Magic Faraway Tree at seven, devouring the ‘unreal’ Paul Jennings at eight, crying in Two Weeks With the Queen with [...]

READ MORE

Melbourne Writers Festival 2008 Diary – Part 1

Friday August 22 Sometimes Augusten Burroughs’ memory stretches deep and wide, a vivid pool. It is due in part to an element of autism in his bloodline. This is how he remembers looking through the saltine cracker at his mother at one-and-a-half, as described in A Wolf at the Table: A Memoir of My Father. [...]

READ MORE

I Dream of Magda by Stefan Laszczuk

Allen & Unwin, August 2008, 9781741755015 (Aus, US/Kindle) A version of this review was first published in the July 2008 issue of BOOKSELLER+PUBLISHER magazine (c) 2008 Thorpe-Bowker (a division of RR Bowker LLC). George’s life consists of working in a bowling alley, staring wistfully at the tree where he and his ex shared their first [...]

READ MORE

Literary Smiles

I need to share some recent happiness. You’ll be getting to see more of me in print in the coming months! Today I received the news that I have been shortlisted for the Page Seventeen short story competition, which means my story ‘Mentioning Ben’ will be published in Issue 6 (November). This also coincided with [...]

READ MORE

An Extraordinary Life – Interview with Jim Sharman on Blood & Tinsel

Blood & Tinsel, Jim Sharman, August 2008, HB (Australia) Miegunyah Press, 9780522853773 (Aus, US) This interview was first published in the June 2008 issue of BOOKSELLER+PUBLISHER magazine (c) 2008 Thorpe-Bowker (a division of RR Bowker LLC). A doctor said to your parents when you were a child that you have the makings of a philosopher. [...]

READ MORE

Blood & Tinsel: A Memoir by Jim Sharman

9780522853773, Miegunyah Press, August, HB (Aus, US) A version of this review was first published in the June 2008 issue of BOOKSELLER+PUBLISHER magazine (c) 2008 Thorpe-Bowker (a division of RR Bowker LLC).   Jim Sharman relays the story of his life rhythmically, like a play or film. Childhood memories of boxing sideshows are cut between [...]

READ MORE

Womens Agenda

loading...

Smart Company

loading...

StartupSmart

loading...

Property Observer

loading...