My Reading Life: The 2018 Stella Prize Longlist

The 2018 Stella Prize longlist of powerful books by Australian women is: The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree by Shokoofeh Azar (Wild Dingo Press) A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work by Bernadette Brennan (Text Publishing) Anaesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness by Kate Cole-Adams (Text Publishing) Terra Nullius by Claire G. Coleman (Hachette Australia) … Continue reading My Reading Life: The 2018 Stella Prize Longlist

Queensland Literary Awards 2017 Fiction Winner: The Birdman’s Wife by Melissa Ashley

The Queensland Literary Awards ceremony was hosted by the State Library of Queensland on 4 October. I am absolutely thrilled that Melissa Ashley has been awarded The University of Queensland Fiction Book Award for her novel The Birdman's Wife, published by Affirm Press. So well deserved!   About The Birdman's Wife: Inspired by a letter found tucked inside … Continue reading Queensland Literary Awards 2017 Fiction Winner: The Birdman’s Wife by Melissa Ashley

New Release Book Review: Drawing Sybylla by Odette Kelada

Drawing Sybylla... About: Winner of the 2016 Dorothy Hewett Award for an unpublished manuscript, Drawing Sybylla is a novel about the challenges women writers have faced in pursuing the writing life. On stage, a woman named Sybil Jones is making a speech. She is talking about the significance of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story ‘The … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Drawing Sybylla by Odette Kelada