Helen Garner

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Helen Garner: 'Feminism came like a bombshell into my life'
Appearing at Guardian Australia’s Zoom book club, the author reflected on mortality, kindness and her second volume of diaries, One Day I’ll Remember This

Stephanie Convery

06, Nov, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Guardian Australia book club: join Helen Garner to talk about writing, life, and releasing her diaries
Garner’s latest collection tracks a tumultuous time, beginning with a love affair and ending in controversy. Join her in a discussion

Michael Williams

02, Nov, 2020 @4:30 PM

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Helen Garner: ‘Is there hope for women and men?’
In this extract from her 1987 diary, Helen Garner chronicles a tumultuous time in her life, including the beginning of an all-consuming affair

Helen Garner

31, Oct, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Is a woman of my age allowed to be happy when the world is going to hell in a handbasket? | Helen Garner
Helen Garner was once the queen of paying attention. Now in her 70s, she writes, the tools that she relied on are beginning to wear out

Helen Garner

14, Aug, 2020 @10:30 PM

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Helen Garner: 'I may be an old woman, but I'm not done for yet'
In this extract from her Griffith Review essay the author wrestles with ageing and the deep need to keep writing

Helen Garner

08, May, 2020 @8:00 PM

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Sensory fragments and self-doubt: drawing back the curtain on Helen Garner’s mind
It’s a strange comfort to discover in Yellow Notebook even a writer of Garner’s force has suffered from – and survived – a lack of confidence

Lucy Clark

04, Nov, 2019 @5:00 PM

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My early diaries filled me with so much shame I burned them. I’m publishing the rest | Helen Garner
Revisiting a diary forces you to confront ‘ugly, foolish behaviour’, writes Helen Garner. Pulling together a book of extracts was instructive – but not easy

Helen Garner

29, Oct, 2019 @5:00 PM

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Guardian Books desk: 'You can tell a lot about a country by how it treats its libraries'
The books site editor on the challenges facing publishers, and who she would invite to her dream dinner party

Sian Cain

15, Jun, 2019 @7:30 AM

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Helen Garner's Monkey Grip makes me examine who I am | Charlotte Wood
In a foreword to the book’s re-release, Charlotte Wood reflects on the innocence and molten anger that so divided critics

Charlotte Wood

24, Oct, 2018 @7:40 PM

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Tim Winton, Helen Garner, Paul Keating, Deng Adut: the stories behind the year's best biographies
Six authors nominated for the National Biography awards reveal what most surprised them about their subjects

Tim Winton, Joan Healy, Bernadette Brennan , Deng Thiak Adut, Judith Brett, Troy Bramston

11, Jul, 2018 @6:00 PM

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From 'himpathy' to power bottoms: six things we learned at Sydney writers' festival
Masha Gessen, Helen Garner, Emma Glass and more shared words of wisdom on #MeToo, power play, science and the ‘language of hatred’

Steph Harmon, Gabrielle Jackson, Lucy Clark and Alexandra Spring

08, May, 2018 @4:27 AM

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Novel recipes: fish and greens from Helen Garner's Postcards from Surfers
In Garner’s short story In Paris, a woman fights with her boyfriend over whether fish and green vegetables should be served together – but as Kate Young demonstrates, they can get on swimmingly

Kate Young

28, Feb, 2018 @6:00 AM

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