Monthly Archives: November 2012

Return to Triple R – Melbourne Independent Radio – 102.7FM What’s Going On Triple R News Audio: Ramona Koval talks writing and reading

Always a pleasure to return to Triple R where I got my start in radio, playing with cassette tapes, editing blocks, chinagraph pencils and razor blades. A far-reaching conversation with Elizabeth McCarthy and Dave Graney. Dave had a spot on my Drive program on RN in the 1990’s – playing tracks from his eclectic collection […]

Introducing The Best Australian Essays 2012

  When looking for wisdom it’s a good idea to range widely. Writing in the years after the Great Crash of ’29,  James Thurber noted corporate heads had started to speak double-talk expressed in low, muffled tones  “because nobody knew what was going to happen and nobody understood what had.” In contrast, the voices in […]

The remarkable Elizabeth Harrower

Just finished The Long Prospect and The Watchtower  – Elizabeth Harrower novels published by Text Classics . Brilliant. So glad she’s still alive to see her belated success. Books and Authors.

On book tours and a nice surprise at the end of a long week…

I’m just back from the first leg of the book tour for By the Book: A Reader’s Guide to Life (Text Publishing) which covered Sydney and Brisbane and culminated in a lovely event at the Waurn Ponds Library in Geelong. I’m confirmed in my long held respect for the librarians and book shop owners and […]