Monthly Archives: August 2020

What you find when you are looking for something else…

In the midst of a Stage 4 lockdown here in Victoria’s Covid-19 pandemic you can still be surprised and pleased by a chance discovery. Who needs to travel further than five kilometers when there’s something to be found right at your desk? Here’s a review of my By the Book: A reader’s Guide to Life […]

First review – A Letter to Layla: Travels to our deep past and near future

It’s always scary waiting for the first review of a book, especially when it’s taken five years to write. I am happy and very relieved to share this one, just published, from Books+Publishing (Inside the Australian and New Zealand book industry). 19 August 2020   ‘Ramona Koval’s latest book is really a quest story: in […]

My conversation with Kate Grenville about her novel – A Room Made of Leaves.

While I am waiting for the publication day for A Letter to Layla: Travels to our Deep Past and Near Future (Text Publishing) on September 29th, 2020, I am enjoying events like this one above where I interviewed the excellent Australian writer Kate Grenville on her new novel A Room Made of Leaves (Text Publishing) […]