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Bibliophile | ‘I Miss You When I Blink’ blends the absurd with the profound

I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott Murdoch Books Mary Laura Philpott has written for The New York Times, The Paris Review and O The Oprah Magazine, examining the overlap between the absurd and the profound in her life. In this memoir-in-essays, she shares the humour of her life’s more memorable moments […]

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Bibliophile | Martin Holmen brings queerness to the Noir genre with ‘Slugger’

Slugger by Martin Holmen Echo Publishing Martin Holmen teaches history in Stockholm and this is the third Harry Kvist book in his Stockholm Trilogy, following Clinch and Down For The Count. It is 1932 and the mafia is struggling to maintain a hold while Stockholm is in the midst of the depression. German refuges are […]

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Bibliophile | Nick Trout embraces life in ‘The Wonder of Lost Causes’

The Wonder of Lost Causes by Nick Trout Allen & Unwin Veterinarian Dr Kate Blunt is an overworked single mother who runs an animal shelter. After the short relationship with a fellow vet student who didn’t want any part of their baby’s life, Kate accepted her role as sole-caregiver, but life is not easy as […]

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Bibliophile | In The Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy

In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy by Frederic Martel Bloomsbury Publishing This timely book has been published simultaneously in 8 languages and 20 countries. The result of a 4 year investigation where 1500 people were questioned at the Vatican and in 30 countries, it reveals “fifty shades of gay” in the men […]

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Books, chocolate and drinks with author Charlie Jane Anders

Books, chocolate and drinks with author Charlie Jane Anders

Join author Charlie Jane Anders for eats, drinks and special readings on Tuesday 23rd April.. The spec-fic writer will be in-store at Stefen’s Books in the CBD from 3:30pm, followed by some casual drinks down the road at The Generous Squire until 8pm. Speaking to OUTinPerth, Anders told us a little about where the notion […]

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Bibliophile | LGBTIQ+ stories shine in ‘Underdog: #LoveOzYA Short Stories’

Underdog: LoveOzYA Short Stories Edited by Tobias Madden Underdog Books #LoveOzYA (Love Australian Young Adult Fiction) is a collection of short stories from new Australian writers. Is has grown from a humble hashtag into a movement showcasing the work of young adult fiction writers, giving them a chance to be seen, heard and noticed. Edited […]

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No Apologies: Joanne Brookfield’s new book looks at women in comedy

No Apologies: Joanne Brookfield’s new book looks at women in comedy

In her new book No Apologies author and performer Joanne Brookfield investigates the world of female comedians. The book sees Brookfield interviewing some of the biggest names in the business and finding out how they claimed their space, found their voices and told their stories to audiences. To get an understanding of the wide range of […]

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Bibliophile | Fled tells the story of the woman who escaped Australia

Fled by Meg Keneally Echo Publishing This novel is based on the life of Mary Bryant, a woman transported to Sydney Cove in the late 1780s and escaping with a group of men when starvation and scurvy was picking off the weak in the struggling colony. With two small children the small group of men, […]

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Books for transgender kids are the most complained about in the USA

Books for transgender kids are the most complained about in the USA

The US Library Association has announced it’s most complained about books of 2018, and topping the list are books that feature transgender people and same-sex relationships. Alex Gino’s book George which is about a transgender child topped the list, and coming in at second place was a parody book written by comedian John Oliver. On his […]

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Bibliophile | Urzila Carlson is Rolling with the Punchlines

Rolling with the Punchlines by Urzila Carlson Allen & Unwin Comedian Urzila Carlson has made a big splash in Australia and New Zealand where she lives with her wife and two children. Originally from South Africa, she did her first stand-up gig did as a dare from her workmates in 2008. She now has regular […]

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