Monthly Archives: October 2012

Jane Sullivan’s interview for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald

Published: October 27, 2012 – 3:00AM People sometimes come up to Ramona Koval and say (she puts on a hushed, funereal voice), ”Hi. How are you? What are you doing?” ”They feel very sorry for me,” she says. ”It feels as if the lack of The Book Show has been a real hole in their lives, and […]

Passions provoked by the book

Peter Pierce praises Geordie Williamson’s new book ( and mine too!!!!!) BY:PETER PIERCE  From:The Australian  October 27, 2012 12:00AM \ Ramona Koval takes us on intriguing journeys, not only through books but also via meetings with authors, travel and her work at the ABC. Picture: Houspian Arsineh Source: The Australian FROM Text Publishing come two complementary books that […]

Michael Williams, Ramona Koval and Greg Malouf – ABC Melbourne – Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Lovely to be back at the ABC Southbank studios for a Conversation Hour with Jon Faine at 774 ABC Melbourne on By the Book: A Reader’s Guide to Life. Most amiable and generous chaps.   Michael Williams, Ramona Koval and Greg Malouf – ABC Melbourne – Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Launch Day – 2

Gearing up for the launch of By the Book: A Reader’s Guide to Life (Text Publishing), and a few weeks of travelling and talking about the books that made me. I’ll be in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Barossa Valley, Wangaratta, Bairnsdale, Geelong and several events in Melbourne for library, lecture, bookshop and media calls. And next […]

Writers selected for The Best Australian Essays 2012

Here’s the list if writers I’ve selected for inclusion in The Best Australian Essays 2012, published by Black Inc and in the shops November 4th. It’s a collection I’m proud to present to you. Romy Ash Nick Bryant John Bryson James Button J. M. Coetzee Jennifer Compton Cordelia Fine Tim Flannery Andrew Ford Helen Garner […]