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Friday 24 May 2019
Arts Books Featured

interview: penelope hanley, author of ‘after she left’

Kaylia Payne
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Kaylia Payne chats with author Penelope Hanley about feminism, writing, and her latest novel, ‘After She Left‘. * How long did it take to write After She Left? Probably about two years altogether but it was spread over a much longer time because usually I’m working full time and it’s too hard to write much fiction….
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Thursday 23 May 2019
Books

lip lit: after she left

Kaylia Payne
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After She Left follows three generations of women across a span of five decades, utilising the characters and time periods within the novel to explore different facets of feminism. The story begins by introducing one of the three main characters, Deirdre, a free-spirited artist who emigrates from Ireland to Sydney in the 1930s after falling…
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Monday 6 May 2019
Books

lip lit: baby

Danielle Croci
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 “It’s got Baby written in wispy orange lettering on the side. It’s bluish-white, with dirty bits at the water line, and the sea clinging at its little hips like low-waisted pants. There are bigger boats around it, but Baby catches the sun better… “Baby appears gradually from behind all the bigger, more robust boats, dancing…
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Tuesday 23 April 2019
Books

giveaway: the doll factory by elizabeth macneal

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The Doll Factory is the intoxicating story of a young woman who aspires to be an artist, and the man whose obsession may destroy her world for ever. The Doll Factory, the debut novel by Elizabeth Macneal, is a powerful story of art, obsession and possession. London. 1850. The Great Exhibition is being erected in…
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Monday 15 April 2019
Life

why you should never move for a man (and why I did it anyway)

Amelia Wasserman
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They say women should never make a relationship their entire life. They say we should have our own friends, hobbies and careers and shouldn’t look to a man for financial gain or to complete our lives like the final piece in a complicated jigsaw puzzle. They say that when two people come together it should…
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Monday 1 April 2019
Arts Books Featured

meet the judges of the 2019 rachel funari prize for fiction: melanie joosten

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing you to our stellar line-up of judges for the 2019 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today, meet author, Melanie Joosten.  * The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction calls for stories by women, female-identifying and non-binary writers. What’s your view on diverse representation in publishing? Publishers need to do…
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Thursday 28 March 2019
Culture Opinion

how I fell in love with Miriam Rothschild

Suzanne Verrall
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It was a photograph. Flipping through Christopher Lloyd’s The Story of the World in 100 Species (2016), I came across a classic mad scientist image: glass specimen jars, books, a microscope, test tubes and at the centre the scientist, sleeves rolled up above the elbows, wielding a pipette and engrossed in the all-important experiment of…
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Tuesday 26 March 2019
Arts Books Featured

meet the judges of the 2019 rachel funari prize for fiction: alison evans

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing you to our stellar line-up of judges for the 2019 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today, meet author, Alison Evans. * The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction calls for stories by women, female-identifying and non-binary writers. What’s your view on diverse representation in publishing? The world is…
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Thursday 21 March 2019
Arts Books Featured

meet the judges of the 2019 rachel funari prize for fiction: danielle binks

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing you to our stellar line-up of judges for the 2019 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today, meet writer and literary agent, Danielle Binks. * The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction calls for stories by women, female-identifying and non-binary writers. What’s your view on diverse representation in publishing?…
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Thursday 14 March 2019
Opinion Politics

meet alexandria ocasio cortez: the youngest female elected to US congress

Nayree Mardirian
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There’s a rookie female politician who is gaining the ire of her colleagues and the way she’s coping with her newfound platform is particularly interesting. Her name is Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, or AOC as the US media often refers to her, and she is refusing to be another notch on the sexist media’s belt. Indeed,…
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Monday 17 December 2018
Memoir

memoir: the beach ball

Emma Brooker
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When I was five, I owned a bright yellow bathing suit that was just fine and dandy for mucking about in our backyard paddle pool, which mum would set up against the back fence every summer, making sure it was not in splash range of her clothesline. The yellow bathing suit was a one piece,…
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Thursday 1 November 2018
Arts Books

lip lit: dyschronia

Charlie Osborne
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  Dyschronia by Jennifer Mills is a wonderfully charming, yet melancholic novel that had me wanting to know what happened next. Different stories from different points of time intertwined to create a beautifully sad account of one girl’s life. While I will admit I had to attempt to read this novel twice before I was…
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Tuesday 25 September 2018
Film

lick the star: sofia coppola’s first short film is an angsty love letter to your inner teen drama queen

Nat Pitcher
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For the generations before us, the name Coppola brings to mind moustachioed mobsters in The Godfather and the capital-c ~Cinèma~ of Francis Ford Coppola. But for me, and many millennial women, it’s the soft cinema of his daughter, Sofia Coppola, that we think of — though her career very nearly took a different path. She…
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Monday 30 July 2018
Life Memoir

you are my sunshine: when best friends drift apart, the love remains

Naomi Fryers
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About fifteen years ago, Ness and I were best friends, and she recently shared some news on social media that had me weeping, even ugly crying, on and off for days. Throughout the course of our close friendship, Ness and I shared a penchant for drinking lots (oh, those Midori shakers!). We danced, twerked and…
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