Category Archives: Review


We Read To Know We Are Not Alone: Examining the Lack of LGBTQI Characters in Australian Youth Literature

‘We read to know we are not alone,’ – the character of C.S. Lewis says this line in William Nicholson’s play, Shadowlands. To know that someone else shares our embarrassments, fears, doubts, longings…or if not shares them, has at least had the thought flitter across their mind … Read more »

New to the Yabba: Into the Aussie Badlands

I find it very hard to write about Australia. This is partially a landscape issue. When writing fiction, I don’t open with the sunset. When I stare out over the canyon, my inner ear picks up no ambient string refrains. I will never publish a novel about … Read more »

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    At the August First Book Club, Eliza Henry-Jones will discuss her heartbreaking and uplifting debut novel, In the Quiet.

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