Book Review / Horatio Squeak by Karen Foxlee
By Michelle Wanasundera
“Horatio Squeak is about giving unlikely friends a chance and being brave despite your fears. It’s not enough to listen to your true feelings — one needs to voice those thoughts, even if it is just a squeak!” – Michelle Wanasundera reviews Horatio Squeak by Karen Foxlee.
Book Review / #MeToo Stories from the Australian Movement
By Izabella Antoniou
“#MeToo Stories from the Australian movement is an excellent attempt in navigating what is often a vacuous and ever expansive topic, bringing to the forefront perspectives and writers that otherwise would be washed away in an abundance of hashtags and online vitriol.” – Izabella Antoniou reviews #MeToo Stories from the Australian movement, an anthology edited by Miriam Sved, Christie Nieman, Maggie Scott and Natalie Kon-yu.
What We're Reading / May 2017
Each month the NSW Writers’ Centre staff share what we’ve been reading. This month includes Heather Rose’s Stella Prize winning novel, The Museum of Modern Love, as well as Christine Piper’s Vogel’s Literary Award winning novel, After Darkness. We’ve read a classic by Joseph Conrad, and a re-imagination of the fairytale classics in Danielle Wood’s Mothers Grimm. […]
What We're Reading / April 2017
Each month the NSW Writers’ Centre staff share what we’ve been reading. This month includes confronting but important stories of war by two Australian war-survivors, with Noël Zihabamwe’s One Thousand Hills and Deng Adut’s story, Songs of a War Boy. Stories of dealing with cancer has also been a theme, with Luke Ryan’s A Funny […]
What We're Reading / March 2017
Jane McCredie, Executive Director Helen Garner’s latest book, Everywhere I Look, is a collection of her essays, diary entries and other short writing. From the agony of moving house to the indignities of ageing, Garner turns her observant eye to the details of ordinary lives, including her own. In these wide ranging pieces, she offers […]
Event Recap / First Friday Club with Bookseller Amelia Lush
First Friday Club is our members-only monthly conversation and morning tea with an expert industry professional. May’s meeting featured Membership & Administration Officer Sherry Landow in conversation with Amelia Lush, manager of Better Read Than Dead in Newtown, Sydney, and specialist children’s bookseller/buyer for Better Read Kids. Amelia has worked in independent bookstores in Sydney […]