Author Archives: Angela Savage

About Angela Savage

Angela Savage is a Melbourne writer, who has lived and travelled extensively in Asia. She won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript, and the Scarlet Stiletto Award short story award. Her latest novel is, Mother of Pearl, published by Transit Lounge. Angela holds a PhD in Creative Writing, is former CEO of Writers Victoria, and currently works as CEO of Public Libraries Victoria.

Yarra Valley Writers Festival 2021

While the COVID-19 pandemic keeps proving time and time again that ‘The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft a-gley’ as Robert Burns would say, and the situation in states outside Victoria notwithstanding, the easing of restrictions … Continue reading

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Love Letters

Nearly 10 years ago, I was contacted by a stamp collector, who’d found a letter to my father, Haydn, from his father, Les, among a bulk lot of first day covers bought at auction. I wrote about this extraordinary story … Continue reading

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Gifts

This photo feels like a gift twice over: a moment of love shared by my father from beyond the grave, made possible by a labour of love on the part of my brother to digitise the slide image Continue reading

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Tweeters: The Birdman’s Wife

Artist Elizabeth Gould spent her life capturing the sublime beauty of birds the world had never seen before. But her legacy was eclipsed by the fame of her husband, John Gould. The Birdman’s Wife at last gives voice to a … Continue reading

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On Reading, take #2

What makes a great read? What gives books their power over us? Have you ever read a book that changed you? After being rescheduled due to Victoria’s snap COVID lockdown in February, I will be chairing the event On Reading … Continue reading

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Coming soon to a town hall, library, brewery near you

I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve thought of the line from the Robert Burns poem ‘To a Mouse’ in the past 12 months: “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft a-gley” (often paraphrased … Continue reading

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Tweeters: Budgerigar by Sarah Harris & Don Baker

Writers Go Forth. Launch. Promote. Party. is an online community set up on Facebook by my friend and fellow Transit Lounge author Kirsten Krauth (Almost a Mirror, 2020). Kirsten established the platform up to give writers with works coming out … Continue reading

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Coming soon to a library near you

    What makes a great read? What gives books their power over us? Have you ever read a book that changed you? I am chairing event called On Reading with authors Kate Mildenhall and J P Pomare for Ballarat … Continue reading

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(Library) Love is in the air

In the midst of a sad and difficult year in 2020, I managed to start a new job that I love, as CEO of Public Libraries Victoria. As someone who loves reading, who knows that knowledge is power, who recognises … Continue reading

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Tweeters: Fly by Jess McGeachin

Welcome to ‘Tweeters’, a new series (I hope!) of monthly posts in which I write about books that feature birds in some way. I’m starting off with a picture book Fly by Jess McGeachin, shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council … Continue reading

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