Okay, it’s been a bit hasty and I accept that my predictions are usually the kiss of death, but… Continue reading
01. Two things have happened this week that felt ‘normal’ (dare I say it?). The first was sitting in a full theatre to see the musical production of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home. It was terrific – the transitions between Alison as a child, young adult, and adult were so clever. And there was one song (the children’s advertisement for the family funeral home, complete with a Jackson Family beat) that had me crying tears of laughter. Continue reading
Thoughts: well, that picnic scene is still running through my mind, almost a year after reading it… and a book focused on male violence and misogyny is certainly topical.
Congratulations to Evie Wyld and all the short and long-listed authors.
When you call your book Revenge: Murder in Three Parts, you’re giving your reader a fair idea of what is to come. And S. L. Lim delivers precisely what the title promises, although this is far from a traditional murder story.
So why read this book when the title is a spoiler? Because the tension, the bitterness, and Lim’s restraint is evident from the very first line (‘I’m the one who’s in charge around here’) – it is strangely compelling to inch toward a known outcome. Continue reading
It’s almost old news now, but here is the 2021 Stella Prize shortlist: Continue reading
The 2021 Stella Prize longlist has been announced: Continue reading