Category: Feature Articles
Feature Articles / Sulari Gentill on regeneration and what community can learn from her Grand Oak tree
By Sulari Gentill
“But even then, she was not beaten. She revived again. And now there are small and straggly, but strong branches reaching for the sun, and every time I look out at her broken and scarred form, I am in awe of her resilience, inspired by her will to overcome.”
Feature Articles / Eileen Chong on beauty and truth: a poetics of resistance
By Eileen Chong
‘Where do our stories come from? What are these tales we know, speak, understand, and replicate? Where do the words go? What do they do, or undo? What do they leave undone? When and how do we return to a place without words?’ Eileen Chong asks.
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 […]