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The Travelled

Sam Twyford-Moore

As the roles of photojournalism and travel photography become increasingly blurred, the ethics and colonial overtones of Australian photography are being re-examined.


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.


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24.11.17 — Books & PublishingSamantha Forge

Failing Better: Emerging writers and the cult of rejection

23.11.17 — InterviewsMadeleine Dore

Extraordinary Routines: Robert Dessaix

21.11.17 — Books & PublishingEllen Cregan

The Town in the Mist: A review of Lois Murphy’s Soon

20.11.17 — CultureSam Twyford-Moore

The Travelled: Australian photographers in Asia

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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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