Feature Articles / Sarah Armstrong remembers Jesse Blackadder
By Sarah Armstrong
‘With her death we have all lost the books she will now never write … and I have lost the truest and best writing friend I could imagine. ‘ Author Sarah Armstrong remembers her friend and writer Jesse Blackadder.
Feature Articles / Kirsten Krauth on the fierce fiction of Andrew McGahan
By Kirsten Krauth
‘Like Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting, Praise was like a self-help manual for the times. McGahan’s voice became one you could trust. He seemed to have been- there done-that. All laced with a sharp tang of humour.’ Writer, editor and journalist Kirsten Krauth reflects on the writing of celebrated Australian author Andrew McGahan.
Feature Articles / Tara June Winch on reclaiming language and writing fiction
My writing career was born on the back of identity crisis — not only as a fair-skinned Aboriginal woman, but as an English- speaking Australian in the world, as a citizen of a privileged, colonised country. I am a product of our black and white history and that unsettled me. In 2004 and 2005, I […]
Feature Articles / Andy Griffiths on Natalie Goldberg
Andy Griffiths is one of Australia’s most successful writers for the anarchic books he writes with illustrator Terry Denton – for kids big and little. We asked him about the writer who has made the most impact on his life’s work and he chose Natalie Goldberg. Find out why …
Feature Articles / Kirsten Tranter on writers and libraries in a time of isolation
In the early days of 2020, smoke from wildfires around the state of NSW was still drifting into Sydney now and again. When I visited my local library in Marrickville on the bad days, it was hard to breathe; the space had been designed for a maximum of flow between inside and outside, a lovely […]