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Review: The Betrayal

I can imagine YA Erskine’s second novel The Betrayal becoming one for the water cooler. It has the potential to polarise readers, some seeing the betrayal of the title as one cop’s betrayal of her colleagues by bringing rape charges … Continue reading

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On being a writer and mother

‘I felt guilty but I still put my art and my life in front of my family.’ So says artist John Wolseley of his decision to leave England and his two small sons to move to Australia to paint (GoodWeekend, … 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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SheKilda all right

A couple of things struck me–fortunately neither a blunt object nor a stiletto–at the SheKilda Australian Women’s Crime Convention in Melbourne last weekend. So many women, including distinguished and established writers, talked about their fears and doubts when it came … Continue reading

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Literati Festival de-brief, Part 2

My afternoon panel session at the Literati Festival on the Gold Coast was with LA Larkin and PM Newton (to use their publicist-approved monikers) on the topic ‘Deadlier than the Male’ – the female voice in crime writing. We’d planned … Continue reading

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