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What I'm Reading—Justin Clemens

Justin Clemens February 23

At my most self-indulgent I will take six or seven books to bed simultaneously, which I will pick up and drop, then pick up again in a random whirligig of attentiveness. More


Amazing!

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John van Tiggelen joins Meanjin

Meanjin February 17

We are delighted to announce the appointment of John van Tiggelen as Editor of Meanjin in February 2016. More


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What I'm Reading—Jessica Yu

Jessica Yu February 16

'Lucy’s internal monologue at this moment is familiar to me, a revenge-fantasy melange of cruel assumptions and classist anger...' More


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What I'm Reading—Anwen Crawford

Anwen Crawford February 09

I’ve long been a believer in readerly serendipity: many times in my life I have discovered a book when I needed it most. More


It makes sense we are drawn to a subject matter that’s relevant to our emotional state, but is it really serendipity or is it just what we are receptive to at that time? Regardless, art as a cathartic process is a wonderful thing. Suite Francaise ...

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Waterbirds

Ian Green February 05

Fiction from Transportation: Islands and Cities, a collection of new short stories from London and Tasmania. More


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What I'm Reading—George Dunford

George Dunford February 02

Fear of failure stops writers from trying new things but the NaNoWriMo ethos is that you learn more from those failures than from the randomness of success. It’s less a manual, more a cult. More


Milly Molly Mandy is contentious. It’s not just the dated politics that’s hard to explain. They also have strange things like horses and carts to explain.

No Plot is great for just getting you writing and stop the self-editing. Deadlines really...

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On the eighth episode of the podcast we talk to Gillian Terzis about her impossible dream, Fatima Sehbai about the art of the fable and Peter Rose reads his award-wining poem More


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What I'm Reading—Andie Fox

Andie Fox January 12

The more you read it the more you realise stories about love affairs are really stories about trials are really stories about dreams and monsters are really stories about self. More


Wow, thanks Andie, you sure know how to write in all ways… I love your reading lists, always… I need to soak up that metaphor book… xoxo

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What I'm Reading—Lily Stojcevski

Lily Stojcevski December 22

YA gives us more than great characters and themes. I love some YA for its writing. When I am reading I often stop to plague whoever is nearest, friend or family, with an excerpt that is funny, smart or just plain beautiful More


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What I'm Reading—Julie Ditrich

Julie Ditrich December 15

I originally read the Sherlock Holmes collection when I was about 12. My Russian ‘Babushka’ who had a great passion for classic literature and old Hollywood films passed on her abiding love for the great consulting detective to me. More


I’ve been doing some nostalgia reading too lately, it is always a treat. I love your description of sharing the Sherlock Holmes books and movies with your Babushka, Julie. And I will be looking for a copy of The Forgotten Door, too. It’s great to ...

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