Topic archives: Gail Jones

Literary heroes

Literary heroes

July 10, 2009 10

Today was the first day of the Overland Masterclass for Progressive Writers. There are nine of us, giving (hopefully) constructive feedback of each others’ stories, plus taking in feedback from Overlandassociate editor Rjurik Davidson. Each day, an established writer also participates in the workshop, and today it was Tony Birch. Tomorrow will be the incomparable […]

Round ’em Up

Round ’em Up

February 7, 2009 3

A wealth of literary-minded titbits (yes, that is the proper Australian spelling) to share with you this week: * Only one week until Writers at the Convent. I don’t have a lot of dough at the moment (read: broke) but I can’t miss the Australian Fiction session at 8pm on the Saturday. It’ll be my […]

Modes of Connection – a review of Sorry by Gail Jones

August 3, 2007 4

My review of Gail Jones’ Sorry (Aus, US) appears in the latest Australian Women’s Book Review. Sorry is Gail Jones’s most important and accessible book to date. Perdita is born late in life to immigrant parents Nicholas and Stella. They have come from England so Nicholas can study anthropology. In Broome they keep a ramshackle […]

Link to Review and Handy Book Site

July 17, 2007

I chose Gail Jones’ ‘Dreams of Speaking’ to do a small review for ‘book of the week’ on the handy site Booksprice. You can look up any book and they will compare prices for you. Click on the link to read my review or search out books on the site. If you are reading this […]