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 She won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript, and the Scarlet Stiletto Award short story award.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.

Terror Australis 2022

I am greatly looking forward to returning to Tasmania next month for the Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival 2022 (TAF2022). I had the great pleasure of being part of the inaugural festival in 2019 in Cygnet and the digital … Continue reading


Port Fairy Literary Weekend

I’m thrilled to bits to be appearing at the inaugural Port Fairy Literary Weekend, brainchild of local bookseller Jo Canham of Blarney Books. Officially, I have two events: Launch of The Settlement by Jock Serong Hosted by Angela Savage Sat … Continue reading

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Warm Winter Read

‘Grab your book, blanket and beanie – we’re hibernating with books this winter!’ In my day job as CEO of Public Libraries Victoria, I’m part of a working group behind the Warm Winter Read, a campaign designed to encourage readers … Continue reading

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Willy Lit Fest 2022: Days Like These

I am delighted to be appearing at this year’s Williamstown Literary Festival aka Willy Lit Fest, with the theme ‘Days Like These’. I first appeared at Willy Lit Fest 15 years ago as an emerging crime writer, alongside Garry Disher … Continue reading

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St Kilda Writers Festival 2022

It’s been a long time coming, but after multiple Covid cancellations, the St Kilda Writers Festival is happening late-May. Sisters in Crime Australia is a festival partner and thanks to them, I’ve got a number of choice gigs and I’m … Continue reading

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Adelaide Writers Week

I am delighted, excited and also a little hesitant to say that I have been invited back to Adelaide for Writers Week in 2022 to chair a couple of panels. Delighted because Adelaide Writers Week is a wonderful cultural event, … Continue reading

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Cultural highlights 2021

Normally at this time of year I post a ‘Top Reads’ or ‘Book Bingo’ type list. But this time around, inspired by my partner, Andrew Nette, who blogs at Pulp Curry, I’m extending this list to cultural highlights of 2021. … Continue reading

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Post-lockdown (hopefully)

During most of the six months since I last posted to this blog, I’ve been doing what sociologist Corey Keyes calls languishing. The uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic was exacerbated in my hometown of Melbourne, where we achieved … Continue reading


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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