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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 […]

Numbers, Solitude, Cinnamon Cookies + New Voices

Numbers, Solitude, Cinnamon Cookies + New Voices

Angela Meyer March 7, 2009 10 Comments

According to my dashboard, this is my 200th post since I started this blog in May 2007. And you know what? In the past couple of years through this blog, my novel manuscripts, my short stories and thesis, and my work, I’m quite sure I have written over a million words. I mean, I probably […]

I am Sam, a Horse Guest, Music, and Reminiscent

I am Sam, a Horse Guest, Music, and Reminiscent

Angela Meyer February 1, 2009 4 Comments

* I have a friend called Sam. He’s really rad. A few months ago I told him that Vignette Press were looking for art to accompany the text in The Death Mook. His paintings and drawings are often on the macabre side, as his main artistic influences are horror cinema, and surrealist art (and Playboy, perhaps?). […]

The Swing, Bad Seeds, Mook Launch, and the Crunch

The Swing, Bad Seeds, Mook Launch, and the Crunch

Angela Meyer January 10, 2009 6 Comments

Getting back into the swing of things has been slow. Work has been busy, but reading and writing has slowed-up a little at the moment. ’90s novel’ is taking its time. I’m working on it a bit this weekend, but I have a few other focuses too. Working on some very cool things for the […]

‘I Wanted to Talk About Being Completely Screwed Over by the Corporate Machine With a Smile on My Face’ – William Kostakis on <i>Loathing Lola</i>

‘I Wanted to Talk About Being Completely Screwed Over by the Corporate Machine With a Smile on My Face’ – William Kostakis on Loathing Lola

Angela Meyer October 7, 2008 4 Comments

Loathing Lola, William Kostakis, Pan Macmillan, 2008, Australia, 9780330424165 You rewrote the whole book to be in first person (no mean feat!), in Courtney’s point of view. How did you come to this decision? Okay, so originally, Loathing Lola was in the third person, with three leads, Courtney, Tim and Katie. Well, four leads, if you included […]

It’s My Birthday and I’ll Blog What I Want To

Angela Meyer October 5, 2008 3 Comments

An Extraordinary Life – Interview with Jim Sharman on Blood & Tinsel

Angela Meyer August 9, 2008 2 Comments

Blood & Tinsel, Jim Sharman, August 2008, HB (Australia) Miegunyah Press, 9780522853773 (Aus, US) This interview was first published in the June 2008 issue of BOOKSELLER+PUBLISHER magazine (c) 2008 Thorpe-Bowker (a division of RR Bowker LLC). A doctor said to your parents when you were a child that you have the makings of a philosopher. […]

Blood & Tinsel: A Memoir by Jim Sharman

Angela Meyer August 3, 2008 3 Comments

9780522853773, Miegunyah Press, August, HB (Aus, US) A version of this review was first published in the June 2008 issue of BOOKSELLER+PUBLISHER magazine (c) 2008 Thorpe-Bowker (a division of RR Bowker LLC).   Jim Sharman relays the story of his life rhythmically, like a play or film. Childhood memories of boxing sideshows are cut between […]

Punk Romance and Time Travel – an interview with Audrey Niffenegger

Angela Meyer January 15, 2008 5 Comments

  The Time Traveler’s Wife is a highly absorbing read with quirk, warmth and genuine romance. It follows the connecting stories of Henry, who suffers from spontaneous time travel, and Clare, his destined partner. LiteraryMinded caught up with Audrey Niffenegger somewhere in time and space to ask her a few questions about the novel…   The […]