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Peter Goldsworthy on <i>Gravel</i>

Peter Goldsworthy on Gravel

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 […]

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

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. […]

Newstead Short Story Tattoo

Newstead Short Story Tattoo

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 […]

Overland 192

Overland 192

Overland is an Australian literary journal that has been around for over fifty years. It claims to be ‘temper democratic, bias Australian’ and is proudly left-leaning. I got my hands on the Spring issue (no. 192) at the Melbourne Writer’s Festival and have been devouring the eclectic selection of articles, poetry, stories, and reviews here […]

<i>The End of the World</i> – Paddy O’Reilly – A creative review

The End of the World – Paddy O’Reilly – A creative review

2007, University of Queensland Press, ISBN: 9780702235948 (Aus, US) This is a book of short stories by Australian author Paddy O’Reilly. She has published one novel The Factory. Denise O’Dea in Australian Book Review says of The Factory: ‘…it turned an ingenious intellectual premise into a complex, gripping, flesh-and-blood story. It was full of ideas […]