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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    March First Book Club: Erin Gough’s The Flywheel

    At the March First Book Club, Erin Gough will discuss her Ampersand Project-winning debut YA novel, The Flywheel.

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    The Return of the Kill Your Darlings Podcast

    The most highly anticipated sequel of 2015, The Return of the Kill Your Darlings Podcast, is finally here! We speak with Melbourne photographer Andy Drewitt, Stephanie Van Schilt (The Lifted Brow), Abigail Ulman (Hot Little Hands), Rebecca Starford (Bad Behaviour), and Anwen Crawford (Live Through This). Read more »


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