think about it
Your cart is empty
Visit The Shop
Monday 28 July 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: the unknown woman

Margot McGovern
No comments

Lilith Grainger is on the front page of the newspaper. She doesn’t know how she’s going to explain the photograph—how she ended up sitting on a fence on Sydney’s worst street in the middle of the afternoon when she was meant to be at a job interview. What will she say to her husband, her…
Read more

Friday 25 July 2014
Books Column

the bookshelf diaries: maxine beneba clarke

Lou Heinrich
No comments

The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. All writers are rabid readers – and slam poet and short story writer Maxine Beneba Clarke is no different as she dips into what’s happening in Australian writing – right now! What are you reading right now? In the…
Read more

Friday 18 July 2014
Arts Books

lip’s tips for melbourne writers festival

Margot McGovern
No comments

Bookworms, take note and clear your calendars: the 2014 Melbourne Writers Festival is coming to town from 21-31 August. Since it was announced several weeks ago that Sir Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses and Midnight’s Children, would be among the keynote speakers at this year’s festival, there has been much anticipation about who…
Read more

Friday 18 July 2014
Books

the bookshelf diaries: claire corbett

Lou Heinrich
No comments

The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. Today, Claire Corbett reveals What are you reading right now? I always read several books at once. I’m reading a lot for my PhD, including an extraordinary book by Israeli security academic Eyal Weizman called Hollow Land, on the…
Read more

Thursday 17 July 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: after darkness

Amy Nicholls-Diver
No comments

As the train lurched forward, the woman grabbed her daughter’s hand and dragged her towards our carriage. She came so close I could see a mole above her lip. She spat. A glob landed on the window in front of my face. ‘Bloody Japs!’ she said, shaking her fist. After Darkness draws the reader into…
Read more

Tuesday 15 July 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: claustrophobia

Annalise Bolt
2 comments

Claustrophobia by Tracy Ryan leads the reader down a trail of lies, lust and obsession. Penelope Barber, happily married, finds a decade-old letter written by her husband to his ex-lover, Kathleen Nancarrow. It convinces her that their marriage had been built on nothing but a lie and the recipient of the letter becomes the object of…
Read more

Tuesday 8 July 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: men explain things to me

Erin Seaward-Hiatt
One comment

In 2008 longtime activist, social commentator, and overall renaissance superwoman Rebecca Solnit made a splash in the feminist blogosphere with her post  Men Explain Things to Me, a bold and quirky manifesto against male-on-female silencing. Ever since her wry critique hit the scene, Solnit has been dubbed the matriarch of mansplaining and has further cemented her…
Read more

Thursday 3 July 2014
Arts

lip lit: everyday sexism

Lauren Strickland
No comments

Trigger warning: this review contains discussion of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse and sexual harassment. When Laura Bates started the Everyday Sexism Project back in April 2012, she did so with a simple goal in mind: to give women a place where they could share their stories. Initiated in response to Bates’ experiences…
Read more

Tuesday 1 July 2014
Arts Books

death in july: festival of women’s crime writing.

Christina Bulbrook
One comment

Women’s crime writing has come a long way, but it hasn’t been smooth sailing. Like walking in high heels, there have been moments of comfort and ease, and  a stumble here and there and the odd blister. But central to the ongoing success of female crime authors is the support of fellow writers, providing an…
Read more

Friday 27 June 2014
Arts Books Column Opinion

the bookshelf diaries: estelle tang

Lou Heinrich
No comments

The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. Estelle Tang reveals her favourites, her inspirations, and her ‘to-buy’ list. What are you reading right now? Wayne Koestenbaum’s My 1980s and Other Essays. Where did you buy it? The Strand Bookshop in NYC. What’s in your to-read pile?…
Read more

Friday 20 June 2014
Books

the bookshelf diaries: amy nicholls-diver

Lou Heinrich
No comments

The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. Lip Mag contributor, Amy Nicholls-Diver, reveals what’s in her bookcase. What are you reading right now? I just finished L.P. Hartley’s The Go-Between and have been casting around for something new to read. The Go-Between is a sort-of-twee, sort-of-saucy…
Read more

Friday 13 June 2014
Arts Books Column Opinion

the bookshelf diaries: krissy kneen

Lou Heinrich
No comments

The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. Today, Brisbane bookseller and writer Krissy Kneen draws back the veil on her bookshelf. What are you reading right now? I am currently on a writing retreat, first in Melbourne and then I will head to Tasmania to do…
Read more

Tuesday 10 June 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: the loud earth

Margot McGovern
No comments

It can be tough for young writers to get a break, even when they are extremely talented. For publishers, they are a risk, and unfortunately many publishers feel they can take only a limited number of risks. Express Media is a rare exception, being entirely devoted to providing young Australian writers with opportunities. Its recent Hologram…
Read more

Wednesday 4 June 2014
Arts Books Opinion

books you should have read by now: rebecca

Margot McGovern
No comments

Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca (1938) is one of those books that still excites people years after their first reading. When I posted on Facebook that I was revisiting it, friends responded with digital squees and great laments that they could not relive the experience of reading it for the first time. I too wish I…
Read more