Category Archives: Books

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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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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Mother of Pearl to be published by Transit Lounge in 2019

I am absolutely delighted to share the news that my new novel, Mother of Pearl, will be published by Transit Lounge in July 2019. Mother of Pearl was written as part of my PhD in Creative Writing at Monash University, … Continue reading

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I’m special, so special*

For those of you who’ve been meaning to read my novels for ages, Text Publishing’s Deal of the Week sees all three available at the special price of AUD$14.99 each, with free delivery anywhere in the world. Now’s the perfect … Continue reading

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Introducing…The Dying Beach

The Dying Beach, the third novel in my Jayne Keeney PI series, is released today 1 July 2013. The book follows on from Behind the Night Bazaar (2006) and The Half-Child (2010) and is set in April 1997 in the … Continue reading

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World’s first novel written by a woman

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2012 I’d like to honour Murasaki Shikibu, the woman believed to be the world’s first novelist. Murasaki Shikibu wrote her novel The Tale of Genji in the eleventh century between about 1000-1012. To put this in … Continue reading

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Book review: Bereft

I read Bereft, Chris Womersley’s second novel, on the strength of it being both short-listed for the 2011 Miles Franklin Award and nominated for the 2011 Ned Kelly Awards. Womersley’s first novel, The Low Road, won the Ned Kelly Award for … Continue reading

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Book review: A Decline in Prophets

A Decline in Prophets is Sulari Gentill‘s sequel to her celebrated debut novel A Few Right Thinking Men, shortlisted for the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book. Sulari does such a great job of immersing the reader in the ambiance of … Continue reading

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Chasing Odysseus: a new review

I am delighted to introduce 12-year-old Paul Johnson as a guest reviewer on this blog. Paul’s first review is of Chasing Odysseus by Sulari Gentill. I sent the book to Paul, whom I knew to be a fan of ancient … Continue reading

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Book review: Chasing Odysseus

Sulari Gentill’s first book A Few Right Thinking Men recently made the regional shortlist in the category South East Asia and Pacific Best First Book for the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. This is a wonderful achievement for Sulari and a … Continue reading

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