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Aaron Elias Brunsdon: Designer Baby is a very personal story, intimate I would say, about the universal love of parents.
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Jane Ashford: I may be describing a steamy embrace, but I’m all alone, probably wearing old clothes and sneakers…
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Emily Maguire: Never has a character come to me so easily and completely as Chris (An Isolated Incident)
Emily Maguire discusses the crime genre, and the ways we deal with (and fail to deal with) violence against women. Read more
Helen Hardt answers the Booktopia Book Guru's Nine Naughty Questions. Read more
Rachael Herron: Romances are as feminist, kick-ass, strong and intelligent as the women who write them.
Rachael Herron answers the Booktopia Book Guru's Nine Naughty Questions. Read more
Catherine de Saint Phalle: I suppose my mentors were books. Books that one devours, and which then seep into the humus of one’s soul.
Catherine de Saint Phalle discusses being mentored by books, and the differences between French and Australian literary culture. Read more
The Hate Race is not a book that everyone will love, but I’m proud of the impact it’s had, and the conversations it’s started: Stella Prize shortlistee, Maxine Beneba Clarke, on The Hate Race.
Maxine shares her thoughts about the process of memoir writing, the pull of the poetic form, and what it’s really like to write while female. Read more