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Guest review: Elizabeth Bryer on Wayne Macauley’s <i>Other Stories</i>

Guest review: Elizabeth Bryer on Wayne Macauley’s Other Stories

Angela Meyer December 2, 2010 2 Comments

Black Pepper November 2010 9781876044664 (Aus) Reviewed by Elizabeth Bryer Other Stories brings together Melbourne-based Wayne Macauley’s output over the past decade and counting. The collection is filled with ‘other’ stories—tales that are other, or outside the mainstream, in a double sense. They are other in subject, given that they are stories that trace the […]

Guest review: Elizabeth Bryer on Shane Jones’ <i>Light Boxes</i>

Guest review: Elizabeth Bryer on Shane Jones’ Light Boxes

Angela Meyer October 7, 2010 4 Comments

Hamish Hamilton July 2010 9780241144954 (Aus, US, UK) Reviewed by Elizabeth Bryer This is one of those books that comes with baggage. Cult status? Check. Author plucked from obscurity? Check. Endorsement by guy with cultural cache? Check. (The latter was Spike Jonze, by the way, who at one stage acquired film rights to the title.) […]

Guest review: Elizabeth Bryer on Josephine Rowe’s <i>How a Moth Becomes a Boat</i>

Guest review: Elizabeth Bryer on Josephine Rowe’s How a Moth Becomes a Boat

Angela Meyer July 18, 2010 4 Comments

How a Moth Becomes a Boat Josephine Rowe Hunter Publishers, 2010 (Aus) 9780980397420 Reviewed by Elizabeth Bryer In Meanjin 67:2, 2008, Wayne Macauley describes the painstaking process he underwent in his search for a publisher for his allegorical novel, Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe, which went on to receive rave reviews and was even picked for […]