Cate Shortland and Melanie Joosten’s ‘Berlin Syndrome’ preview and extract

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Books, Fiction, Film, News & Commentary, Screen |

Berlin Sydrome is a 2011 novel by Melanie Joosten and is now a feature film directed by Cate Shortland (Lore, Somersault). It follows the story of Clare (Teresa Palmer), an Aussie photographer who travels to Berlin and meets a charismatic local named Andi (Max Riemelt). Their attraction is instant, and after a day wandering the

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Crime writer Peter Robinson on red herrings, Nordic fiction and fast cars

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The British/Canadian writer Peter Robinson has just visited Australia to promote the latest novel in his DCI Banks crime series, When the Music’s Over (Hachette Australia). The series has been made into a British TV series and the next novel – the 24th – Sleeping in the Ground will be published in June. His books have been translated into

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Must sees at this week’s Adelaide Writers’ Festival

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More than 80 guest writers will take part in the 2017 Adelaide Writers’ Week beginning tomorrow and running until March 9. Its director Laura Kroetsch tells Adelaide’s InDaily seven sessions she says shouldn’t be missed. Dedication: Elizabeth Harrower Saturday, March 4, 12-1pm, East Stage This will be a moment of literary history, as Elizabeth Harrower is one

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Mick Herron’s ‘Spook Street’ two chapter extract

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Books, Fiction |

Mick Herron is a British novelist and short story writer whose books include the SarahTucker/Zoë Boehm series. He is the author of the acclaimed Jackson Lamb series, the first of which, Horses, appeared in the Daily Telegraph’s list of “the twenty greatest spy novels of all time”. The following extract is the first two chapters from

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W.H. Chong’s favourite books of 2016: art, SFF, classics

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Books, Fiction, News & Commentary, Non-Fiction |

What were we reading in 2016? Artist and book cover designer extraordinaire W.H. Chong shares his favourites from the year, throwing a few revisited classics in for good measure. ART The Art of Rivalry by Sebastian Smee. Subtitled “Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art” — how four pairs of exceedingly famous artists influenced

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