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"Night Letters" by Robert Dessaix. [review - radio script]
Robert Dessaix’s celebrated novel "Night Letters" is a philosophical work, in a way. The narrator’s journey is as much mental and emotional as it is a literal one through Switzerland and Northern Italy. He grapples with ...
"Desert Sorrow" by Tom Mann. [review - radio script]
In 2000 and 2001, Tom Mann spent more than seven months, over the period of a year, as an education officer at Woomera Detention Centre. With only two other staff, he was responsible for all the teaching which went on at ...
Batmania. "Bright Planet" by Peter Mews. [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2004-05)
"Bright Planet" is a wry, laconic book; bold, entertaining and slightly mannered. Mews’s vocabulary is vivid and his epithets at times startlingly original. It is a kind of sustained exercise in bravado; Mews is playing ...
"Yesterday’s Dust" by Joy Dettman. [review - radio script]
"Yesterday’s Dust" is Joy Dettman’s fourth novel, and is a sequel to her first, "Mallawindy". It continues the family saga of the Burtons, a melodrama of violence, sex and secrets set in country New South Wales.
The Library at Soho Square: Matthew Flinders, Sir Joseph Banks and the Publication of A Voyage to Terra Australis.
(Bibliographical Society of ANZ, 2017)
An account of Matthew Flinders' research and writing of the introduction to his Voyage to Terra Australis, including his use of London libraries like that of Sir Joseph Banks.
"Invisible Thread" by Maree Giles. [review - radio script]
In Maree Giles’ novel "Invisible Thread" the reader is subjected to a year in the life of fourteen-year-old Ellen, a year in which she suffers enough cruelty and hardship for a lifetime, all for her own good. Set in Sydney ...
Alien and Adrift: The Diasporic Consciousness in V.S. Naipaul’s 'Half a Life' and J.M. Coetzee's 'Youth'
(New Literatures Review, 2003)
In this paper, I look at some similarities in sensibility of Naipaul and Coetzee, one clearly a diasporic writer and the other less identifiably so, as expressed in these two recent books. I discuss to what extent their ...
"Turtle Nest" by Chandani Lokuge. [review - radio script]
"Turtle Nest" is the second novel by Sri Lankan born author Chandani Lokuge, and it is as beautiful and tragic as her first, "If the Moon Smiled". "Turtle Nest" is set in a fishing village in Sri Lanka, among the people ...
Review of 'Joe in the Andamans and Other Fictocritical Stories' by Stephen Muecke.
(Writers Radio, Radio Adelaide, 2008-05-17)
Review of Stephen Muecke's 'Joe in the Andamans and other Fictocritical Stories'.
Review of 'Vertigo' by Amanda Lohrey.
(Writers Radio, Radio Adelaide, 2008-11-12)
Review of Amanda Lohrey's novella 'Vertigo'.