Tag Archives: Angela Savage

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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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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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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Some news

It’s mid-winter and Melbourne is in lockdown again due to a second wave of COVID-19 infections, making it an odd time for announcements. But here goes: I have a new job. After nearly three years as CEO of Writers Victoria, … Continue reading

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Coming soon to a Zoom near you

Wednesday 22 July 2020, 6.30-7.30PM, I’m greatly looking forward to talking online about Mother of Pearl as part of the Yarra Valley Writers Festival Book Club. Book club hosts Michael Veitch & YVWF Director Brook Powell invite you to join … Continue reading

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The Gambler: A tribute to my mother

My beautiful mother Olgamary Savage died on 27 May 2020 at the age of 79. There is much I want to write about in terms of her life and death. But to even contemplate the big picture feels overwhelming. Instead, … Continue reading

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Willy Lit Fest Vision 2020

The Willy Lit Fest has been an annual fixture in the beachside Melbourne suburb of Williamstown since 2003. Not to be undone by the COVID-19 pandemic, the fabulous organisers have pivoted (a key 2020 word) to bring selected events to … Continue reading

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Peter Carey Award longlist

In a week when I really needed some good news, I was absolutely thrilled to learn that my short story, ‘The Black Feather’, has been long listed for the 2020 Peter Carey Award. The award is named in honour of … Continue reading

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Yarra Valley Writers Festival

The inaugural Yarra Valley Writers Festival was broadcast online last weekend and, as Festival Director Brook Powell put it so eloquently in her opening remarks, ‘No, it’s not the same, but it is of the moment.’ While I missed not … Continue reading

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