On Dorothy Hewett: Extract from Rozanna Lilley’s Do Oysters Get Bored

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Books, News & Commentary, Stage, Theatre |

Below is an extract from Daily Review contributor Rozanna Lilley’s new book Do Oysters Get Bored? A Curious Life (UWA Publishing, 2018) which, among other things, is about raising her son with autism and her relationship with her father, the poet Merv Lilley. In this chapter, Rozanna Lilley recalls her mother, the late, great playwright Dorothy Hewett and her enduring presence. ***

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Longlist for the 2018 Australian Book Industry Awards announced

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The Australian Publishers Association has announced the longlist for 2018 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs). The list was voted for by the ABIA Academy, a group of publishers, booksellers, agents, media and industry representatives. A shortlist will be released on April 19 with the winners announced on May 3. ABIA LONGLIST 2018  Biography Book of the Year ·         A

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Transgender crime scene cleaner novel wins top Victorian literary prize

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Melbourne writer Sarah Krasnostein has won Australia’s richest literary prize at the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. She was presented the $100,000 Victorian Prize for Literature last night in Melbourne for her debut novel The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in Death, Decay and Disaster. It tells the true story of Melbourne transgender woman Sandra Pankhurst’s life

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Like a Bat out of Hell – the larger than life story of Meat Loaf book review by Mick Wall

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Books, Music, Non-Fiction, Reviews |

Meat Loaf’s name and his eventual legacy might forever be tainted in Australia by the inglorious spectacle of his 2011 AFL Grand Final performance. We can blame the AFL for this piece of wishful thinking/lack of intuition about their punters, but around 15 minutes of a badly sung, greatest hits pastiche is apparently all it takes to damage your

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