Tag Archives: Peter Temple

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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Thoughts on becoming an Australian writer

Last night I had the pleasure of listening to Peter Temple give the inaugural Miles Franklin Literary Award Oration. I knew Peter to be a great speaker. I was also interested in his subject, “Reading the country: Thoughts on becoming an … Continue reading

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Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2010

Tuesday night 28 September found me accompanying my talented partner and emerging writer Andrew Nette to the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards ceremony at Federation Square. Andrew was nominated for The Prize for an Unpublished Manuscript by an Emerging Victorian Writer. We knew … Continue reading

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Homicide ate you, your family got the tooth-scarred bone. For a newly-minted crime writer, reading Peter Temple is like taking a master class. There is not a wasted word, the writing is beautiful, and  the lengths I go to as … Continue reading

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