Book Review: Normal People by Sally Rooney

Normal People... About the Book: Winner: 2019 Novel of the Year and Book of the Year at the British Book Awards, and the 2018 Costa Novel Award: Sally Rooney set the books world buzzing in 2017 with her debut Conversations With Friends. Normal People is a girl-meets-boy story with a difference, interrogating the difficulties of … Continue reading Book Review: Normal People by Sally Rooney

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 About: Winner of the 2016 Dorothy Hewett Award for an unpublished manuscript, Drawing Sybylla is a novel about the challenges women writers have faced in pursuing the writing life.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