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Bibliophile | Fleur McDonald explores women battling adversity in rural Aus

Where the River Runs by Fleur McDonald Allen & Unwin At thirteen years of age, Chelsea Taylor didn’t like to conform to the school rules, preferring to do things her own way. Piano was her passion and a scholarship to the Music Conservatorium in Adelaide eventually took her away from her family’s farm. At the […]

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Bibliophile | Talk show host Graham Norton’s second novel is absorbing

A Keeper by Graham Norton Hachette Australia The host of the much-loved Graham Norton Show also writes a column for the Telegraph newspaper. He has written a couple of non-fiction books and his first novel Holding was a bestseller. His new novel takes to reader to the wild windy countryside of Cork where he was […]

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‘All Being Equal’ looks back at the marriage postal survey

‘All Being Equal’ looks back at the marriage postal survey

The Grifith Review’s 62nd edition focuses on last year’s marriage postal survey and this month OUTinPerth, Boffins Books and Tribe Hotels will be hosting a special launch of the new edition featuring local author Holden Sheppard. In 2017, Australia said ‘Yes’ to same-sex marriage, confirming the nation’s appetite for change and equality. Twelve months later, […]

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Perth Festival announce their dazzling lineup for 2019

The Perth Festival have just released their 2019 program, filled with fascinating and unique creators from Australia and around the globe. Artistic Director Wendy Martin presented her final curation for the festival last night, marking four years at the helm of the beloved celebration. Martin opened the presentation with an announcement that the breathtaking Boorna Waanginy will […]

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Bibliophile | Sarah Parry’s Melmoth is chilling and spellbinding

Melmoth by Sarah Parry Serpent’s Tail Helen Franklin is living in exile in Prague, hoping to eventually find redemption. She is 42 years old and has a simple life, denying herself all pleasures because she has imposed upon herself a penance for a crime she committed twenty years previously. A crime for which she “fears […]

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Bibliophile | Sally Field shares her life In Pieces

In Pieces by Sally Field Simon & Schuster Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated audiences for five decades. She has stunned audiences and won the highest awards with her artistic range – from the complexity of Sybil to the ferocity of Norma Rae and the beleaguered Mary Todd Lincoln. Yet there is […]

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Invisible Boys: Holden Sheppard explores growing up gay in Geraldton

Invisible Boys: Holden Sheppard explores growing up gay in Geraldton

Western Australian author Holden Sheppard is one of six writers nominated for the prestigious Hungerford Award for his latest work exploring the experience of growing up gay in regional WA. Invisible Boys follows four gay teenagers living in present day Geraldton, alternating between their different viewpoints as they struggle with the issues that surround coming […]

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Bibliophile | Hoodwinked: How Pauline Hanson fooled a nation

hoodwinked: how pauline hanson fooled a nation by Kerry-Anne Walsh Allen & Unwin Kerry-Anne Walsh was in the Canberra press gallery 25 years before becoming disenchanted with political spin and the nature of political reporting. Everyone knew Pauline (no last name needed) even though she had only been in parliament for a total of 4 […]

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Bibliophile | A hostage situation plays backward in A Spark of Light

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult Allen & Unwin Jodi Picoult has done it again. Despite being a prolific writer, her books always produce enthralling stories that engage the reader while covering a myriad of opinions on controversial issues. In her latest novel, she delves into the extreme politics and ethical dilemmas of abortion […]

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Bibliophile | The future is a floating junkyard in Jay Kristoff’s LIFEL1K3

LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff Allen & Unwin Jay Kristoff grew up in Perth but when he realized that good bands didn’t tour here, he relocated to Melbourne. After several years in a rock band, he realized that just looking the part didn’t make you a star. He wrote his first novel on his lunch breaks […]

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