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Wednesday 21 August 2019
Books

lip lit: from here on, monsters

Kaylia Payne
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From Here On, Monsters is Elizabeth Bryer’s debut novel. Having been published in Meanjin, Griffith Review, Kill Your Darlings and Overland (to name just a few), as well as having worked as the inaugural translation editor for The Lifted Brow, Bryer is no stranger to the Australian literary scene. This shows in her writing, which…
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Friday 24 May 2019
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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
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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
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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 1 April 2019
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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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Tuesday 26 March 2019
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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
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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 1 November 2018
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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 20 March 2018
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lip lit: the dictionary of animal languages

Danielle Croci
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 “I think all women carry something of a rebellion inside them that often goes unexpressed. Because we think we are not in the race – or game, or whatever the sporting analogy is – we have a sense of anarchy that I think is an advantage. In times like these it threatens to erupt. It…
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Tuesday 17 January 2017
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lip lit: the shape of water

Christina Bulbrook
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With the rigorous research involved and the potential for disagreement and criticism, what could be more difficult than writing the biography of an historical figure? The answer? Writing the life of an historical figure on whom the historical record is completely silent. In the latter case, academic rigour must be balanced against a refined imagination…
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Thursday 1 December 2016
Books Feminism

lip lit: no to feminism

Eden Faithfull
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When you first see Rebecca Shaw’s neon-coloured book, ‘No to Feminism: 70 Reasons Why Femism is Bad for You’ on the shelf, do yourself a favour and don’t judge too soon. Take a copy down, hold it in your hands, and flip through a couple of pages. Better yet, peruse Shaw’s witty, tongue-in-cheek introduction and…
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Monday 14 November 2016
Books

lip lit: fight like a girl

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Fight Like a Girl is a rousing memoir-meets-manifesto by Clementine Ford. Though casual in tone, it is persuasive and confronting. Ford shares her experiences as a woman claiming her space in the world and exposes the brutality of life as a woman, which we are raised to be oblivious to. You finish the book angry…
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Thursday 10 November 2016
Books

lip lit: the science of appearances

Roan Scott
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The Science of Appearances, the third novel from Melbourne author Jacinta Halloran, is the story of two thirteen-year-old non-identical twins and the very different ways they find themselves in the wake of their father’s sudden death. Set in rural Victoria, in a town called Kyneton, and then in Melbourne, in the wake of WWII, this…
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