‘Still Lucky’ by Rebecca Huntley Book Review

Books, Non-Fiction, Reviews |

There is, by now, a standard presentation for a certain type of Australian non-fiction book, one that the publishers hope will do well among the festival crowd, and in the windows. Strong, large title, affirmative breezy cover picture, usually of a beach, and endorsement quotes by either George Megalogenis, David Marr, Annabel Crabb and/or Laura

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Satirist John Clarke has died, aged 68

News & Commentary, Non-Fiction |

New Zealand-born comedian and writer John Clarke has died at the age of 68. According to an ABC spokesperson, Clarke died of natural causes on the weekend while hiking in the Grampians National Park in Victoria Best known as one half of the long-running satirical interview series, Clarke and Dawe, Clarke first rose the prominence in the late

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‘The Songs of Trees’ by David George Haskell book extract

Books, News & Commentary, Non-Fiction |

In The Songs of Trees – Stories from nature’s great connectors, David George Haskell (a professor of biology and environmental studies at the University of the South and a Guggenheim Fellow) repeatedly visits a dozen trees around the world, and explores how their networked view of life enriches our understanding of biology, human nature and ethics. In

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

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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