Australian books

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Charlotte Wood: ‘The artists I most respect have a real acceptance of the animal self’
Appearing at Guardian Australia’s Zoom book club, the author reflected on creativity, the beauty of boredom, and her new essay collection, The Luminous Solution

Michael Sun

15, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Michelle de Kretser turns the novel upside down: ‘My aim was to play with form’
The two-time Miles Franklin-winner’s new book, Scary Monsters, is in fact two books, with two front covers – and no clues as to where to start

Michael Williams

14, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Guardian Australia’s book club: join Charlotte Wood on creativity, curiosity and a rich inner life
One of Australia’s best known novelists joins Guardian Australia features editor Lucy Clark – and you – to discuss her new book, The Luminous Solution

Guardian staff

10, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Wild Abandon by Emily Bitto – a thrilling, irreverent take on the great American road trip
Like the Great Gatsby – but less romantic and more woke – Wild Abandon follows a lonely outsider finding his place in a late-capitalism world

Bec Kavanagh

07, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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10 years of the Stella: how Australia’s women’s writing prize changed a nation’s literature
Publishers speak of the profound effect the prize has had on Australia’s book industry in the decade since its establishment

Kelly Burke

07, Oct, 2021 @1:56 AM

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Bec Hill: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)
In this column we normally ask funny people to list the best things they’ve seen online. This one sends in a letter of complaint instead

Bec Hill

06, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Stephanie Alexander on eating with pleasure: ‘My remit is to go on trying to convince people’
She may play companion to half a million Australian cooks, but Stephanie Alexander still fears for our culinary future

Stephanie Wood, with a recipe from Stephanie Alexander

01, Oct, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Bodies of Light by Jennifer Down review – remarkably empathetic tale of vulnerability
Down’s second novel solicits the kind of emotional investment in her protagonist that books like A Little Life or Shuggie Bain lobbied for

Declan Fry

30, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Author Emily Bitto: ‘England is not the cultural centre for Australians any more’
Stella Prize winner’s new novel with its Tiger King-style setting in rural Ohio is an exploration of hedonism in the face of capitalist decline

Brigid Delaney

29, Sep, 2021 @1:00 AM

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‘I slept with it at night’: Brendan Cowell on the skateboard he lost and the beauty of boxing gloves
The actor-slash-writer shares his most treasured objects, and still pines for the gnarly skateboard that got nicked in year 9

Katie Cunningham

28, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Two years after falling from the sky, Wandi the dingo is changing attitudes to his species
An award-winning author has turned the tale of the world’s most famous dingo into a children’s book, in the hope of highlighting the plight of the species

Caitlin Cassidy

28, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Muslim Australian writers have a lot to say. Our books ought to be as common as Vegemite
Muslim writers are defined by the urge to share what is good and beneficial, but we are frequently rejected by mainstream publishers

Ozge Sevindik Alkan, Aksen Ilhan and Annie McCann

24, Sep, 2021 @3:54 AM

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