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Live from Sydney Writers’ Festival, part two: tips for aspiring literary couples

Live from Sydney Writers’ Festival, part two: tips for aspiring literary couples

Today I attended the session ‘Au Pairs’ featuring writer-couples James Bradley and Mardi McConnochie, and Louis Nowra and Mandy Sayer. Bradley and McConnochie have been together for 20 years; Nowra and Sayer for eleven. Although the questions were not those you’d ask a lawyer-couple, as Bradley pointed out, people are often curious as to how a relationship works between […]

Whole-hearted lovers and layers of history: an interview with Mardi McConnochie, author of <i>The Voyagers</i>

Whole-hearted lovers and layers of history: an interview with Mardi McConnochie, author of The Voyagers

Viking, May 2011 9780670075966 (Aus, ebook) Stead, a sailor, arrives in Sydney Harbour in 1943. He hasn’t seen Marina for five years, and yet he can’t forget the three days they spent together prior to the war. Some undeniable connection had been forged. He finds out she failed to enrol in the music school she was […]

Sydney Writers Festival program out now

Sydney Writers Festival program out now

In case you missed it on Twitter and Facebook (where I do most of my ‘festival program’ linking as there are just too many to blog about), the program for the 2011 Sydney Writers Festival (16-22 May) has been announced. The blurb: ‘The 2011 Sydney Writers’ Festival proudly presents some of the world’s finest poets, […]