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Author Alice Coffin says she never consumes anything created by men

Author Alice Coffin says she never consumes anything created by men

French feminist author Alice Coffin has created a storm of controversy with her latest book Lesbian Genius. The academic and Paris city councilor urges women to banish men from their lives and not consume anything that is created by the opposite sex. In her book Coffin says women need to “eliminate men from their minds” and declares […]

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South African author, poet and playwright, Stephen Gray dies aged 78

South African author, poet and playwright, Stephen Gray dies aged 78

South African poet and novelist Stephen Gray has died aged 78. Over his career he published eight novels, several collections of poetry and a play. He also produced works looking into South African history and worked as an editor. Many of his novels dealt with themes of homosexuality and apartheid. Among his works were the […]

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Author Garry Linnell chats about his new book ‘Moonlite’

Author Garry Linnell chats about his new book ‘Moonlite’

Author Garry Linnell has spoken to OUTinPerth editor Graeme Watson about his new book, Moonlite which documents the life of Andrew George Scott, one of Australia’s last bushrangers. Known as Captain Moonite, Scott was different to other outlaws such as Ned Kelly, because he was in love with one his fellow bushrangers. In this interview […]

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Bibliophile | Garry Linnell’s ‘Moonlite’ explores the story of gay bushrangers

Moonlite by Garry Linnell Penguin Books Australia Andrew George Scott, otherwise known as Captain Moonlite, was one of Australia’s last bushrangers. Ned Kelly and his gang were still at large in Victoria but New South Wales had put a stop to the notorious outlaws who were actually admired by the lower classes. For generations, petty […]

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Bibliophile | Miles McKenna’s ‘Out! How to be Your Authentic Self’

OUT! by Miles McKenna Allen & Unwin “Being true to yourself and standing proudly in your identity is a gift not only to yourself but to everyone you meet. Shining as who you are – because who you are is something to be celebrated – helps everyone you encounter feel free to do the same.” […]

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Bibliophile | ‘Honeybee’ is a trans coming-of-age story with a local perspective

Honeybee by Craig Silvey Allen & Unwin When fourteen year-old Sam Watson climbs over the rail of the traffic overpass late at night, Sam wonders if it is going to do will hurt or if death would be instant. Having a slight pang of sympathy for whoever would find what remained, Sam notices an old […]

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Bibliophile | ‘The Book of Two Ways’ reflects on choices of the past

The Book of Two Ways By Jodi Picoult Allen & Unwin Dawn Edelstein knows a lot about death. As a death doula (a death midwife), she helps people on their final journeys and tries to fulfill their last wishes. Fifteen years earlier, before she married and had a daughter, she was a graduate student in […]

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Bibliophile | Meg Mason takes readers on a journey of ‘Sorrow and Bliss’

Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason Fourth Estate Martha writes a funny food column for a magazine, but her editor keeps taking out her jokes, so it might just be a food column. Turning 40, she realises that she has lost touch with school, university and work friends simply because they all had children and […]

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Bibliophile | Live multiple lives in Matt Haig’s ‘The Midnight Library’

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Canongate Sixteen year-old Nora Seed sat in the warmth of the school library in Bedford, playing chess with the librarian Mrs Elm. Nora was worried about her future but felt she could talk to the librarian who had so much wisdom to share. Suddenly, there was a phone call […]

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Bibliophile | ‘A Saint from Texas’ challenges class, sexuality & power

A Saint from Texas by Edmund White Bloomsbury Yvonne (pronounced Why-von in Texas) and Yvette (pronounced Why-vet) Crawford are twin sisters born in Ranger, Texas – once the oil capital of America before the wells ran dry in the 1930s. Their mother died in the 1950s and their father had millions in oil money in […]

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