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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 ...
"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.
"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 ...
"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 ...
"The Rose Notes" by Andrea Mayes. [review - radio script]
"The Rose Notes" is an impressive first novel by Andrea Mayes, set in the Southern Riverina of New South Wales, on a farm which is a battleground between the mischievous, maddening Dobie Kinnear and his daughter Pearl, ...
"Fantastic Street" by David Kelly. [review - radio script]
David Kelly, in his first novel "Fantastic Street", gives us an idea of the perils of standing out or being different in a conservative society. Also, perhaps, some of the thrills. The main character, Alex, spends his ...
"Magic Seeds" by V.S. Naipaul. [review]
(Adelaide Review, 2004-11-26)
Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul has often based a novel on material he has previously written about in a non-fiction book. In "India: A Million Mutinies Now" (1990) he interviewed radicals and terrorists. Now, in "Magic Seeds", ...
"Heart Cancer" by Bill Leak. [review]
(Adelaide Review, 2005-10-28)
Bill Leak is a cartoonist. His droll comments on politics amuse readers daily in "The Australian". Not content with a string of awards for his newspaper work, he has decided to branch out into fiction.
"Abaza" by Louis Nowra. [review - radio script]
Louis Nowra’s novel "Abaza" is an appalling history of despotism and violence in a fictional Pacific island nation, told using the unusual format of an encyclopedia.