Bits & bobs: Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, Kibble & Dobbie

As you may have seen, my Melbourne Writers Fest pre-festival blogging is in full swing. I'll be cross-posting some of the longer posts over here, but do check in on the blog for Steph Convery and Mark Welker's posts, too, and to find out more about the festival. And please do come along to the … Continue reading Bits & bobs: Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, Kibble & Dobbie

Shortlist for Kibble and Dobbie Literary Awards announced

Need a recommendation for more great books by Australian women? Well the shortlists for the Kibble and Dobbie awards have just been announced. The Kibble Literary Award ($30,000) recognises the work of an established Australian female writer, and the Dobbie Award ($5000) is for the first published work of an Australian female writer. The shortlists … Continue reading Shortlist for Kibble and Dobbie Literary Awards announced

Modes of Connection – a review of Sorry by Gail Jones

My review of Gail Jones' Sorry (Aus, US) appears in the latest Australian Women's Book Review. Sorry is Gail Jones's most important and accessible book to date. Perdita is born late in life to immigrant parents Nicholas and Stella. They have come from England so Nicholas can study anthropology. In Broome they keep a ramshackle … Continue reading Modes of Connection – a review of Sorry by Gail Jones