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

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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


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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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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