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Number Five is alive! And analysing my reading habits

Number Five is alive! And analysing my reading habits

I missed you. But it seems a break was needed. On my holidays I just about shut down – sleeping 10-12 hours a night, barely writing or reading a thing, seeing movies and spending time with great people. Though one of Clarissa’s lines from The Hours kept coming into my head: ‘I seem to be unravelling’. I […]

Cut, print, that’s a wrap: 2009

Cut, print, that’s a wrap: 2009

In 2009… Christos Tsiolkas said c**t Steven Amsterdam, Tom Cho, Kirsten Reed, Krissy Kneen, Josephine Rowe and Kathy Charles were forced to ‘respond’ I also interviewed Eva Hornung, Max Barry, Jon Bauer (whose debut novel has since been picked up by Scribe and will be out in 2010), Toni Jordan, Josephine Emery, Adam Ford, Emily Maguire, Lisa […]

Brethren is one of my favourite words (but that has nothing to do with <i>Peril</i>, my best books of 2009, Kafka’s diary, or an <i>Overland</i> blog guest post)

Brethren is one of my favourite words (but that has nothing to do with Peril, my best books of 2009, Kafka’s diary, or an Overland blog guest post)

* This week I went to the launch of Peril, edition 8: ‘why are people so unkind’? It featured readings, and a fun, sexy performance by Ladies of Colour Agency that made me want to get up an shake it, baby. Maxine Clarke, who performed her poetry, gives a very warm of a rundown of […]

A <i>LiteraryMinded</i> New Year’s Resolution

A LiteraryMinded New Year’s Resolution

I do make New year’s resolutions. Last year I vowed to travel to Europe and move to Melbourne. Although these things were planned in November and December, I resolved to follow them through, and I did. The year before I resolved to write more, and 2007 was when I wrote Smoke & Dancing. It can […]