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Lovely review of Bloodhound in Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and Canberra Times

Bloodhound review: Ramona Koval goes in search of her father Melinda Harvey Published: May 22, 2015 – 11:40AM Bloodhound: Searching for my Father RAMONA KOVAL TEXT, $32.99 Bloodhound is an investigation into the interdependency of the personal life narratives we construct for ourselves, and the rights but also responsibilities these narratives entail. It begins with […]

Wonderful review of Bloodhound in The Australian

In Bloodhound, Ramona Koval tracks down family secrets by: Felcity Plunkett ,The Australian ,April 25, 2015 12:00AM Ramona Koval’s embarks on a quest to discover the truth of her parentage. Source: News Corp Australia Ramona Koval describes herself as a ‘‘professional asker of questions’’. A much-loved presenter of ABC Radio National’s erstwhile programs Books and […]

Elizabeth Harrower’s The Catherine Wheel (now a Text Classic) – my introduction

Playing with Fire by Ramona Koval   One of the great pleasures of my reading life has been the relatively recent discovery of the work of Elizabeth Harrower. I was a child when she was first published, and by the time I was a serious reader she had stopped submitting her work for publication, aside […]

The New Yorker reviews my book Speaking Volumes.

A great start to 2014! Here’s The New Yorker’s review of literary interview books including my “Speaking Volumes: conversations with remarkable writers”, published by Scribe.

RK interviewed by digital memoire site in USA

So pleased that my By the Book: A Reader’s Guide to Life has just been published in the USA. Here’s the first review/interview: Interview by Melissa Shook An Australian edition, in lieu of galleys, of Ramona Koval’s By the Book: a Reader’s Guide to Life was on top of a pile in my friend Margaret’s kitchen. When […]

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 […]