Must sees at this week’s Adelaide Writers’ Festival


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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Time To Die Book by Rodney Syme – book extract

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Books, Non-Fiction |

Rodney Syme became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1964 and the president of Dying with Dignity Victoria for ten years. He has been an advocate for medically assisted dying for more than twenty years and in his new book, Time to Die published this week, he shares the experiences of people living and dying in pain. These

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Bursting our Bubble – Roger Stone, darling of the alt-right, on the Trump Revolution

Books, Non-Fiction, Reviews |

How do you burst the bubble? Blindsided by Donald Trump’s surprise election victory in November, liberals and progressives the world over are berating themselves with this question. How did “the smartest people in the room”, as long time Trump friend and advisor Roger Stone smugly observes, fail to see this coming? Looking for answers, many

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Meshel Laurie’s Buddhist approach to break-ups (and breakfast radio)

Books, News & Commentary, Non-Fiction |

Comedian and Buddhist, Meshel Laurie’s new book Buddhism for Break-ups offers sage but humourous advice on how to survive a broken relationship — and thrive. But we’ll get to that in a minute. Firstly, how does Laurie apply Buddhist principles such as calm, clarity and mindfulness to her day job spent in the raucously loud and the competitively cut-throat world of commercial

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