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Bibliophile | ‘Honeybee’ author Craig Silvey returns with new novel ‘Runt’

Runt by Craig Silvey Allen & Unwin Fremantle author Craig Silvey’s novels are heart-warming coming-of-age stories where the protagonists have to find out who they are in order to live their best lives. Set in Fremantle, his first novel Rhubarb is a touching love story between two damaged people. His next novel Jasper Jones told […]

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Craig Silvey’s ‘Honeybee’ among the nominees for Indie Book Awards

Craig Silvey’s ‘Honeybee’ among the nominees for Indie Book Awards

Western Australian author Craig Silvey is among the shortlisted authors for the 2021 Indie Book Awards with his third novel Honeybee. Silvey previously won the awards top honour with his previous work Jasper Jones.  Honeybee is a first-person account of a traumatised teenager and covers serious themes including suicide, child abuse, post-traumatic stress, gender dysphoria. Twenty-four […]

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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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REVIEW: Jasper Jones

REVIEW: Jasper Jones

‘Jasper Jones’ is Barking Gecko’s latest offering that’s currently downstairs at the State Theatre Centre of W.A. It’s based on local author Craig Silvey’s 2009 novel of the same name, and was adapted by Geraldton-born playwright Kate Mulvany. The story is set in the regional mining town of Corrigan and is told by Charlie Bucktin, […]

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