In May 1992, the local literary news in Australia was all about Tim Winton and his novel, Cloudstreet. I thought it an omen. We were both in our early 30s and had grown up in Western Australia. He’d just won his second Miles Franklin Award and I was about to have a second crack at being a writer!Read More
I recently attended a screening of Three Summers, which had a Q&A session with the writer/director, Ben Elton. I have loved his work since seeing him on TV in England in the 1980s. And I love his writing, from his first novel, Stark in 1989. So it was a great privilege to meet Ben after the Q&A.Read More
Once-upon-a-time (not so long ago) wannabe writers typed-up and printed their manuscripts, posted them to publishers with a replied paid self-addressed-envelope, and then waited for an offer to publish or, more often than not, for a dreaded rejection!Read More
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