Tim Winton’s Breath wins Miles Franklin Award

Congratulations to Tim Winton who last night picked up the Miles Franklin Award for the fourth time for his novel Breath. “I’m stoked, of course, but also mindful that there are terrific writers who will be feeling pretty stiff tonight, because their books are more than good enough to have won,” said Winton. “To some extent I feel like the kid who’s simply left hol... Read more

by | June 19, 2009

Toby Alone: pure adventure and pure charm

Every now and then I get to fall into a book so completely that I can't help feel delighted that the gods have somehow conspired to allow me to read and write about books for a living. From the opening paragraphs of Timothée de Fombelle's Toby Alone, I was hooked. Read more

by | June 6, 2009