Category Reviews

A deeply thoughtful review of Best Oz Essays 2012 by writer David Sornig

What a pleasure it is to read a review like this one, where the reviewer seems to have been inside your head as you made your decisions about which essays to choose of all that were available, and how to place them so that they would sing to one another, sometimes sweetly, sometimes in discordant […]

Elizabeth Jolley – all too human

Here’s my Sydney Morning Herald review (5/5/12) of Susan Swingler’s memoire, The House of Fiction – Leonard, Susan and Elizabeth Jolley, Fremantle Press Elizabeth Jolley was a tricky customer. In our radio interviews she posed as an eccentric, bird-like elderly lady, with singular dress-sense (she was fond of cheesecloth, cardigans and sandals) and she had […]