Not too late for AWW Challenge 2018

The AWW Challenge 2018 provides people keen to support and encourage Australian women’s writing with a platform on which to publish reviews of books. Given my poor record last year, I hope it is not too late to apologise and re-commit. I’ve taken up the challenge since 2014, and it would be a pity to […]

Moving Among Strangers – Gabrielle Carey

 Moving Among Strangers: Randolph Stow and My Family,  is a family memoir. It is  a wonderful glimpse into the life of Randolph Stow, one of  Western Australia’s most revered writers. It also about the area where my grandmother’s family settled in the nineteenth century, and where my mother grew up.

Everywhere I Look by Helen Garner

Everywhere I Look, by Helen Garner, enthralled me. This book is purported to be ‘a collection of essays, diary entries and true stories’ which, of course, it is. But on another, deeper level, it is much more. The stories, snippets and longer essays can be read as a memoir of the life of an older writer. It spans about […]

Rereading favourite books (PWF)

Rereading favourite books is a joy for many people. We not only reconnect with favourite authors and characters. In a way we also reconnect with younger ourselves. Many writers also think rereading favourite books is a necessity. These were among the points made during a session which I thoroughly enjoyed at the Perth Writers Festival (PWF) […]

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