A Novel Idea

A Novel Idea

A Novel Idea Fiona McGregor Giramondo Publishing 2019 Fiona McGregor's photo-essay 'A Novel Idea' is a witty and honest examination of the often thankless and tedious work of writing a novel. From 2007 to 2010, McGregor documented herself and her workspace through photographs. The reader follows her from her small home office to Estonia and [...]

The Angel

The Angel

It would be silent if it weren’t for the echoing hymns, the lingering seminal cries and the whispered prayers of ghosts. It would be silent if it weren’t for his footsteps. He acts as if he is making a choice, running his fingers along the cold, unsaved wood, looking left and right. Eventually, he chooses [...]

Stieg Larsson – A Biography

Stieg Larsson – A Biography

Everyone has either read or heard of the Millennium novel series. If you haven’t, it’s about a journalist and computer hacker who work together to fight Sweden’s right-wing forces. The first three novels, including The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, were written by Swedish journalist and writer Stieg Larsson. After Larsson’s sudden death in 2004, [...]

I Hate Cheesy-Romance Films. I Don’t Hate 10 Things I Hate About You.

I Hate Cheesy-Romance Films. I Don’t Hate 10 Things I Hate About You.

10 Things I Hate About You is the best thing to come out of the 90’s. I’m biased. I fully admit it. I don’t like cheesy rom-coms because they bore me. But Ten Things I Hate About You isn’t like other rom-coms and you can pry it off my laptop hard drive from under my [...]

‘The Day I Stopped Looking at the Stars’- By Cameron Lowe

‘The Day I Stopped Looking at the Stars’- By Cameron Lowe

The day I stopped looking at the stars was the day I stopped imagining. I used to spend many nights watching Alpha Centauri sparkle, spy onto the surface of Venus through my telescope, and imagine UFOs flying through the cosmos. Most of all, I would wonder what planets were circling around those distant stars. Were [...]

Quirky Quentin

Quirky Quentin

Quirky Quentin is a unique kind of children’s book. Released in August 2018 by Adelaide author Indianna Bell and illustrated by New Zealander Aleksandra Szmidt, Quirky Quentin is based on the character of Quentin, who is on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The story is told from his sister’s perspective and is her take on [...]

Big Rough Stones

Big Rough Stones

Big Rough Stones Margaret Merrilees Wakefield Press 2018 An awe-inspiring testament to the feminist movement in Australia, particularly South Australia and Victoria during the 1970s and 80s, Big Rough Stones follows the women of a collective throughout their lives together. Focused on one particularly fiery lesbian, Ro, the novel looks back on her life, her [...]