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Women on the Verge

Sonia Nair

As cultural depictions of sexual relationships between young women and older men raise ethical questions about empowerment and exploitation, new texts centring women’s perspectives ask us to radically rethink the way we talk about sexuality and agency.


Conversation with Claire Aman

Alan Vaarwerk

The author of Bird Country on writing Grafton, finding beauty in the ordinary and the joys of short fiction.

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In Bitter Dust

Laura McPhee-Browne

On a dying farm in the Mallee, Beth feels like the last person on Earth – but she’s not as alone as she thinks.


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20.11.17 — CultureSam Twyford-Moore

The Travelled: Australian photographers in Asia

20.11.17 — CultureLauren Carroll Harris

‘I Thought of Home’: Large and small histories in The Last Goldfish

17.11.17 — CultureJane Howard

A History of Suffering: Innocence, trauma and memory in Fraught Outfit’s Book of Exodus

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November First Book Club – Lois Murphy's 'Soon'

An almost deserted town in the middle of nowhere. A mysterious mist. A disappearance of birds. Partly inspired by a true story, Lois Murphy’s Soon is a taut and engaging literary thriller, the story of the death of a haunted town, and the plight of the people who either won’t, or simply can’t, abandon all they have ever had.


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