Tag Archives: By the Book

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 […]

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 retail […]

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 […]