Book Review: The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante

The Lying Life of Adults Translated by Ann Goldstein About the Book: A powerful new novel set in a divided Naples by Elena Ferrante, the beloved best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend. Giovanna's pretty face has changed: it's turning into the face of an ugly, spiteful adolescent. But is she seeing things as they really … Continue reading Book Review: The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante

Quick Shots Book Review: A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing

A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing... About the Book: Growing up is always hard, but especially when so many think you’re a washed-up has-been at twenty-two. Jena Lin plays the violin. She was once a child prodigy and now uses sex to fill the void left by fame. She’s struggling a little. Her professional … Continue reading Quick Shots Book Review: A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing

#MWFDIGITAL: Clare Bowditch – Your Own Kind of Girl

Clare Bowditch is a storyteller who lives in Melbourne with her husband Marty, their three teenage children, a white groodle, and one lone surviving free-ranging guinea pig. In terms of ‘the fancy stuff’, Bowditch is a bestselling ARIA Award-winning musician (Best Female Artist), Rolling Stone Woman of the Year (Contribution to Culture), Logie-nominated actor (for … Continue reading #MWFDIGITAL: Clare Bowditch – Your Own Kind of Girl

#MWFDIGITAL: Jessie Tu – A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing

Tu trained as a classical violinist for more than 15 years. Failing to succeed as a professional musician, she taught music at Kambala, St Ignatius College, MLC Burwood, Kings School, Newington College. She's taught at refugee camps in the Middle East, volunteered with AUSAID in The Solomon Islands, travelled to complete residencies in the U.S, … Continue reading #MWFDIGITAL: Jessie Tu – A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing

Book Review: One Split Second by Caroline Bond

One Split Second... About the Book: The final goodbye is the hardest... When a car carrying five teenagers home from a party crashes into a brick wall, the consequences are devastating - not just for the young people directly involved, but also for their families, their friends and the wider community. No one escapes unscathed, … Continue reading Book Review: One Split Second by Caroline Bond

Author Talks: Kirsty Manning on Discovering hidden jewels through research

A little over three years ago I was in the final stages of researching and writing my last novel set in Shanghai in World War Two—The Jade Lily—when I stumbled across an extraordinary newspaper article that completely knocked me off track. It was a review of an exhibition of 500 priceless pieces of Elizabethan and … Continue reading Author Talks: Kirsty Manning on Discovering hidden jewels through research

Author Talks: Karly Lane on the Importance of Women in Agriculture

One of my very first attempts at writing was a book titled the Cattleman’s Runaway Bride. When I began writing, I only had Mills and Boon in mind to submit to because they were the only ones I had writing guidelines for… This was in the very early days of the internet! It was eventually … Continue reading Author Talks: Karly Lane on the Importance of Women in Agriculture