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<i>1001 Australian Nights</i>: Gerard Elson interviews Dave Graney, part two

1001 Australian Nights: Gerard Elson interviews Dave Graney, part two

Angela Meyer April 12, 2011 3 Comments

1001 Australian Nights Dave Graney 9780980790436, Affirm Press (Aus) by Gerard Elson Read part one here. Have you tried your hand at prose fiction? Would you ever be interested? I’d prefer to write fiction than something like 1001 Australian Nights. I’m having the heebs a bit with this book coming out and people reading it! […]

<i>1001 Australian Nights</i>: Gerard Elson interviews Dave Graney, part one

1001 Australian Nights: Gerard Elson interviews Dave Graney, part one

Angela Meyer April 11, 2011 4 Comments

1001 Australian Nights Dave Graney 9780980790436, Affirm Press (Aus) by Gerard Elson Dave Graney likes his coffee weak and his public spaces swarming. So we meet at Starbucks. It’s not exactly rock ‘n’ roll, but then that’s Graney: never one to play the scummy, hard-worn rock pariah (thank god). He arrives early and I’m embarrassed […]

Hide and seek: Melbourne

Hide and seek: Melbourne

Angela Meyer February 14, 2011 10 Comments

On Saturday afternoon G & I traversed the streets, alleys and stairwells of Melbourne for the launch of the Hide & Seek Melbourne books Feeling Peckish, Night Owl, Treasure Trove and Hit the Streets. The series (after the popular, original Hide and Seek: Melbourne book) take a look at some of the city’s hidden, cool and […]

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 […]

The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2010

The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2010

Angela Meyer September 29, 2010 2 Comments

I attended the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards last night. I drank a lot of red wine, Casey Bennetto sang, awards were given, people got emotional, Peter Temple was hilarious, there was a dessert buffet, and Penguin CEO Gabrielle Coyne and I had a conversation about Michael Jackson. The Wheeler Centre, administering the awards for the first […]

Writers for Burma, Wheeler Centre Program Three & other upcoming events

Writers for Burma, Wheeler Centre Program Three & other upcoming events

Angela Meyer September 8, 2010 1 Comment

There are many events on the Melbourne literary calendar and mostly I’ll track what looks interesting on Twitter, but there are a few coming up I’d like to devote a bit more space to… On October 3 is Writers for Burma, at the Bella Union Bar, Trades Hall, Carlton, from 2:30pm. MC and organiser Paul Mitchell […]

Like, embrace the pain: the Bret Easton Ellis interview (part 1)

Like, embrace the pain: the Bret Easton Ellis interview (part 1)

Angela Meyer August 18, 2010 4 Comments

Pictured: Carrie, Samantha, Carrie Let’s begin at the end. After Kathy Charles and I finished our interview with the very engaging Bret Easton Ellis, we sat with his publicist over a couple of glasses of Chandon, waiting for Ellis to wrap-up with our friend Robbie Coleman. Robbie emerged, white-faced and swearing, revealing that the interviewee had turned interviewer […]

Speaking of…

Speaking of…

Angela Meyer February 7, 2010 5 Comments

The literary-minded in Melbourne need never be bored. The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas will begin filling our lunch breaks and evenings this month. Here’s the program for the first three months. I’ll be getting along to see Helen Garner, and I love the idea of the Lunchbox/Soapbox sessions which allow you to […]

In the end we all fade to black: a ‘responsive’ interview with Kathy Charles, author of <i>Hollywood Ending</i>

In the end we all fade to black: a ‘responsive’ interview with Kathy Charles, author of Hollywood Ending

Angela Meyer November 10, 2009 4 Comments

Kathy Charles’ debut novel Hollywood Ending was recently released in Australia by Text Publishing (John Belushi Is Dead, MTV Books, US). In my review for the October issue of Australian Book Review I said: ‘Kathy Charles creates a world both familiar and strange … Despite being highly, if darkly, entertaining, the book hints at deeper issues, such […]

It begins! Melbourne Writers Festival 2009 diary part one: champagne, the city, Mieville’s guns, Amsterdam’s awards and Schlink’s guilt

It begins! Melbourne Writers Festival 2009 diary part one: champagne, the city, Mieville’s guns, Amsterdam’s awards and Schlink’s guilt

Angela Meyer August 22, 2009 10 Comments

Thursday 20/8 The elevator ride up to the Text Publishing par-tay on Thursday evening was devastatingly long (I’m a semi-claustrophobe, to add to my other semi-disorders). I met up with Kathy Charles beforehand (a Text author) to discuss my launching of her book, Hollywood Ending. The champagne flowed, the conversations were half-chewed like the piece […]