Tag Archives: Christos Tsiolkas

MWF19 – Watching them Grow: From Page to Screen

My Melbourne Writers Festival 2019 experience started early on Saturday morning with an email from US YA author Becky Albertalli, a panellist on the ‘Watching Them Grow: From Page to Screen’ session I was chairing that afternoon, to say she … Continue reading

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Mother of Pearl is launched

I feel a bit like a book is a ship, the building of it takes so much labour, the structure engineered over and over, to make it watertight, to get it to float and then the leap of faith. Off … Continue reading

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Melbourne Writers Festival 2016

The Melbourne Writers Festival 2016 Program is live and I am thrilled to be chairing several sessions at this year’s festival. In the main festival program, I have the great (and terrifying) honour of interviewing my friend Christos Tsiolkas and … Continue reading

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Summer reading

The year is six weeks old already, and a blog post is long overdue. I blame it on the PhD: I’ve spent most of the past six weeks preparing for my confirmation panel next month. Still, I did manage to … Continue reading

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Books that blew my mind in 2014

It’s a gift for a reader to pick up a book that takes you by surprise and blows your mind. I had the great fortune in 2014 to stumble upon several books that did this — all of them short … Continue reading

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My year of reading 2013

I was asked for a three-book ‘best of’ list and summer reading list for a feature  in The Melbourne Review, with the stipulation that all books had to be released in 2013. (Quite by chance, the three were laid out … Continue reading

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Barracuda

I feel it would be disingenuous of me to review Barracuda, the latest novel by Australian author Christos Tsiolkas, seeing as how it is dedicated to me. But what a book it is. Barracuda is the story of Danny Kelly, … Continue reading

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