Tag Archives: Suzanne Phoenix

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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A couple of things before the end

As I near the end of this sad, sad year, there is light at the end of the tunnel. After writing little more than a few blog posts and short tributes to my mother and father, I managed to write … 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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Why I love graffiti

Over the New Year break, I read Anne Michaels’ remarkable novel, The Winter Vault. Michaels is a poet turned novelist and it shows in her lyrical prose. The Winter Vault is essentially a love story about engineer Avery and his horticulturalist wife … Continue reading

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Holiday Murders at Montsalvat

I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing author Robert Gott about his new novel The Holiday Murders at an intimate literary dinner held at the Meeting Pool Restaurant at Montsalvat, organised by the Eltham Bookshop. Robert is the author of … Continue reading

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