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Guest review: Derek Motion on Tiggy Johnson’s <i>First Taste</i>

Guest review: Derek Motion on Tiggy Johnson’s First Taste

Page Seventeen, 2010 9780980813609 Reviewed by Derek Motion                 I often have to catch the bus out to the university, and from the stop near my house the journey takes around 15 minutes. This parcel of time is – if you get straight on to the task and don’t waste any time looking out the window […]

Never surrender! (But do read the submission guidelines) – EWF 2010

Never surrender! (But do read the submission guidelines) – EWF 2010

So first of all, I had too many wines at the Emerging Writers’ Festival artist party on Friday, so I didn’t roll up until about 1pm yesterday. The Town Hall was PACKED with moleskine-carrying, tweeting, emerging writer-types of all ages. Pictured: Tiggy Johnson and I at the EWF artist par-tay. Before I go into the […]

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 […]

The Independent Type + other bobs

The Independent Type + other bobs

‘Ello Guvna! * Yesterday I checked out The Independent Type exhibition at the State Library of Victoria. If you’re a word-nerd you will probably enjoy it as much as I did. Highlights were Marcus Clarke’s notebook (c. 1853) where I could make out the line ‘A great deal of middling intellect’; Henry Handel Richardson’s gorgeous […]

<i>Svetlana or Otherwise</i> – Tiggy Johnson

Svetlana or Otherwise – Tiggy Johnson

Mockingbird, 2007, 9781740274616 Svetlana or Otherwise is a collection of small explorations. Tiggy Johnson constructs a story well, often ending with a surprise. Most of the stories revolve around a character in a family situation; some deal with memory; all of them touch on the ephemeral, as the best literature usually does. Some are in […]