Book Review / The Brisbane Line by J.P. Powell
By Alison Dance
“Author, J.P. Powell, pens a frustrated Brisbane society navigating the impending “new world” in 1943 through tram lines, philosophical lines between high and low society and police officers crossing the line into corruption.” – Alison Dance reviews The Brisbane Line by J.P. Powell.
Book Review / The Second Adventures of Princess Peony by Nette Hilton and Lucinda Gifford
By Michelle Wanasundera
“Gifford’s lively grey illustrations are contrasted with gorgeous, royal pink and purple child-like scribbles. The ever-changing expressions of the characters will give many a gasp and giggle…” – Michelle Wanasundera reviews The Second Adventures of Princess Peony by Nette Hilton and Lucinda Gifford.
What We're Reading / October 2019
How many books have you read this year? Hunting for some book recommendations to finish 2019 off strong? Our staff recommend the best books they read in October, including The Last Snake Man by John Cann, The Strays by Emily Bitto, Prison Industrial Complex Explodes by Mercedes Eng and Educated by Tara Westover.
Book Review / The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code by Judith Hoare
By Katrina Tite
“In the retelling of Weekes’ narrative, Hoare has written more than a biography. She delves deeply into the forebears of modern psychology… In bringing this story to light, Hoare has ensured Dr Weekes’ legacy as a pioneer in the treatment of nervous illness is duly recognised.” – Katrina Tite reviews The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code by Judith Hoare.
Writers On Writing / What makes a character round? With Anthony Macris
We spoke with one of Australia’s leading teachers of creative writing, Anthony Macris, about the fundamentals of writing characters, ahead of his workshop at Writing NSW, Creating Dynamic Characters, on Saturday 23 November.