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Pachyderm by Hugh McGinlay book extract – the crime capers continue

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Books, Fiction |

Pachyderm is the second novel of Melbourne writer and musician Hugh McGinlay. As part of Daily Review‘s highlighting of work by self-published writers or those produced by small publishers, this novel is published by threekookaburras. McGinlay’s previous novel was Jinx and Pachyderm follows his characters milliner Catherine Kint and her best pal and barman Boris Shakovsky in another Melbourne crime caper. The

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Sally Abbott’s Australian Dystopia in ‘Closing Down’

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Books, Fiction |

Sally Abbott’s debut novel Closing Down (Hachette Australia) imagines Australia in the near future. It’s an Australia in which climate change and its geo-political repercussions have wrought social breakdown in small communities across the country. Abbott will be at the Sydney Writers; Festival this week talking about the novel and she is included on the panel “It’s

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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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