Helen Garner

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Helen Garner on Janet Malcolm: ‘Her writing turns us into better readers’
Whether in her deft reports and profiles for the New Yorker or her studies of Sylvia Plath and psychoanalysis, Malcolm wrote with breathtaking eloquence and insight

Helen Garner

24, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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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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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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