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Sunday 5 June 2016
Books Featured Feminism World

interview with ira trivedi

Eden Faithfull
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Ira Trivedi is the bestselling author of What Would You Do to Save the World?, The Great Indian Love Story and There Is No Love on Wall Street. Her latest book and first work of non-fiction is India in Love: Marriage and Sexuality in the 21st century, a landmark book on India’s new social revolution…
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Wednesday 25 May 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: sydney writers’ festival—‘annabel crabb and leigh sales: our reading year’

Hollie Pich
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This is a review of a session held at the 2016 Sydney Writers’ Festival.  * Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales’ Sydney Writers’ Festival event Our Reading Year was a delightful charm offensive from beginning to end. The two stalwarts of Australian political media had the sold-out crowd barking with laughter within minutes, and their meandering…
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Tuesday 24 May 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: sydney writers’ festival—’ferrante fever’

Lauren Strickland
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  This is a review of a session held at the 2016 Sydney Writers’ Festival.  * What is it that we find so fascinating about a reclusive novelist? There are plenty of writers who have attempted anonymity, with varying degrees of success: Harper Lee and Thomas Pynchon both spring to mind. These authors have chosen…
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Sunday 2 June 2013
Arts Books

women’s writing shines at the sydney writers festival

Veronica Sullivan
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The Sydney Writers Festival held from 20-26 May featured and abundance of national and international writers and speakers on a broad spectrum of topics. Of particular note were the many strong female voices present in force at the festival, conducting discussions around feminism, women’s issues, sex, and writing in general. As the festival went on,…
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Thursday 24 May 2012
Culture Featured

Interview: Catherine Deveny

Angelique Lu
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  Catherine Deveny  – author, writer for the ABC’s The Drum, a former columnist for The Age, social commentator, and stand up comedian – is a woman with a lot of things to say. She was in Sydney recently for the Sydney Writer’s Festival, where she appeared with Tara Moss, Emily Maguire, Kathy Lette and Julia…
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Friday 18 May 2012
Culture

Interview: Anna Rose on the climate flight

Freya Dumas
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You may have seen Anna Rose recently on the ABC special I Can Change Your Mind on Climate Change or the Q&A that followed it. At 29, Rose is an inspiring figure. In 2008 she graduated with first class honours in law and arts from the University of Sydney, but it’s an initiative she worked on…
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Thursday 10 May 2012
Books Culture

lip lit interview: kathy lette

Freya Tomren
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Every Australian girl remembers the moment she read the classic Puberty Blues by Kathy Lette and Gabrielle Carey. My mother gave it to me when I was 13 – I think in a sneaky effort to warn me about the unromantic side of sex – and I remember being scandalised, intrigued and mystified all at…
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Wednesday 2 May 2012
Books

lip lit: interview with deborah forster (the book of emmet, the meaning of grace)

Freya Dumas
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  Deborah Forster’s debut novel ‘The Book of Emmet’ was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, and her second book  ’The Meaning of Grace’ has recently been released. ‘The Meaning of Grace’ explores momentous issues surrounding family: parents who leave for various reasons, the complex bonds between siblings, the pull-push we feel towards our parents as…
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