Topic archives: Cate Kennedy

The big bucks: Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2011

The big bucks: Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2011

September 7, 2011

Last night I went along to the ‘streamlined’ Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, run by the Wheeler Centre. The awards took place in the grand Plaza Ballroom (part of the Regent Theatre), built in 1929. The decadent entrance and room is apparently in the Spanish Rococo style, but it seemed very eclectic to me: nouveau flourishes, […]

Peter Goldsworthy on <i>Gravel</i>

Peter Goldsworthy on Gravel

March 9, 2010 1

Gravel Peter Goldsworthy Hamish Hamilton March 2010 (Australia) 9781926428192 Gravel is Peter Goldsworthy’s new collection of short stories – amusing and moving – covering a range of predominantly white middle-class characters in conflict with their own egos. But there are also stories exploring erotic awakening (something Goldsworthy did well in Everything I Knew) and others where […]

Cate Kennedy’s <i>The World Beneath</i>

Cate Kennedy’s The World Beneath

December 10, 2009 2

Scribe September 2009 9781921372964 (Aus, Grove US) There’s no doubt Cate Kennedy is one of Australia’s most perceptive writers. Her short stories, which can be found in various journals and the collection Dark Roots, are rich in character and often contemplate moments of connection, all the misfires and failed connections, and their consequences. In The World Beneath, Rich wants to […]

Guest review: Tom Conyers on <i>Readings and Writings: Forty Years in Books</i>

Guest review: Tom Conyers on Readings and Writings: Forty Years in Books

September 25, 2009 2

Jason Cotter and Michael Williams (eds) 2009 9781740668217 With Readings and Writings: Forty Years in Books, there doesn’t appear to have been an overriding theme or subject limitation placed on the contributors. Instead, the writers involved, who have all had supportive associations with Readings Books & Music (Melbourne) over the years, are given free reign. […]

Progressive writers

Progressive writers

July 23, 2009 5

I’d like to introduce you to some of the writers who also participated in the Overland Masterclass for Progressive Writers, a week-and-a-half ago. Simonne and Maxine have written summaries of the workshop, if you want to know what it was all about. The dynamics were interesting – the  ‘progressive’ themes varied greatly, and were executed differently […]

<i>Through the Clock’s Workings</i>

Through the Clock’s Workings

June 6, 2009 1

Through the Clock’s Workings is out! This is the anthology from the Remix My Lit project, edited by Amy Barker. My mash-up story ‘Again, the Healing Tickle (the Way Black Glitters)’ is the very last one in the collection. Here’s the blurb for this very unique (and interactive) collection: Through the Clock’s Workings Edited by […]

Newstead Short Story Tattoo

Newstead Short Story Tattoo

May 17, 2009 4

Pictured: The Fictitious Woman readers at the Dig Cafe: Eleanor Marney, Zoe Dattner (behind, who chaired), Carmel Bird, Cate Kennedy, Tiggy Johnson, Janet Barker, Josephine Rowe and moi. The inaugural Newstead Short Story Tattoo took place 15 to 17 May 2009. We gathered, we listened, we absorbed, we read, we learnt, we escaped, we were […]

Again, the Healing Tickle (the Way Black Glitters): A Mash-Up

December 6, 2008

I’ve been meaning to post this for a while. This is a short story I did for the Remix My Lit project. It’s a mash-up of ‘Renovator’s Heaven’ by Cate Kennedy, ‘Alchymical Romance’ by Lee Battersby, ‘The New Cage’ by Stefan Laszczuk, and ‘Beowulf in Brisbane’ by Philip Neilsen. Enjoy! The man has Don Henley hair, […]

Nick Cave, Cate Kennedy, Paul Jennings in 2009

Nick Cave, Cate Kennedy, Paul Jennings in 2009

November 26, 2008 2

2009 will bring many delightful literary goodies. I am privileged to know of them as I wrote an article for Bookseller+Publisher entitled ‘The Ones to Watch 2009’ – it’s in the Summer issue, which has just come out. One on children’s books will be in the March ‘Junior’ issue (which I’m currently working on). I can’t reveal […]

Dark Roots – an interview with Cate Kennedy

August 24, 2007

This interview is now to be published in Southerly Vol. 68, No. 3. I am temporarily removing it from the blog as I highly encourage you to purchase a copy of this respected literary journal (Australia’s oldest), and support small press and Australian literature. This issue will be celebrating the short fiction genre. It’ll be […]