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Greater City Shadows. Image is an author shot of a smiling middle aged man with a receding hairline resting his palm on his cheek and wearing a grey suit jacket over an open necked blue shirt. Inset is an image of the book cover, with an abstract green front.
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Book review: Greater City Shadows, Laurie Steed

This collection of short stories is an intimate and evocative appraisal of relationships.

Edenglassie. Picture on left is a headshot of a smiling middle aged woman with short grey hair brushed back. On the right is an orange book cover decorated by vintage rifles and spears.
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Book review: Edenglassie, Melissa Lucashenko

This epic book traces the lives of two characters over two different timelines.

Women & Children. Image is on the left a grey haired man in a white t-shirt and on the right a book cover with a woman in a hat and coat, 1960s style, standing next to a young girl in a confirmation outfit.
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Book review: Women & Children, Tony Birch

Tony Birch's latest novel canvasses violence, race and religion.

Maude Horton's Glorious Revenge. Left hand image is a book cover illustration of a large green flask with the book title on the label, right hand image is a young blonde woman with long hair wearing a white top and tilting her head to the right while smiling at the camera.
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Book review: Maude Horton’s Glorious Revenge, Lizzie Pook

An intriguing though somewhat far-fetched historical fiction. 

Feast. Image is author's headshot on left, a woman with long dark hair, a fringe and red lipstick, looking at the camera three-quarters on. On the right is a book cover with a pair of bare legs against a net curtain and balloons
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Book review: Feast, Emily O'Grady

An unsettling, creepy story about dysfunctional families and slowly unravelling secrets.

'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown' at Geelong Arts Centre. Photo: Michael Mason. Six performers dressed in colourful attire on stage with the background of a cartoonish park. They are posing in a group with happy and cheeky expressions.
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Theatre review: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Geelong Arts Centre

A vibrant production of the Charlie Brown franchise offers outstanding performances, but some outdated tropes.

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Why writing 'cli-fi' might relieve your eco-anxiety

How does writing fiction focused on climate change impact those who write it? Dr Rachel Hennessy, Alex Cothren and Amy…

Photo: Jill Kerswill. Left: Photo of Melanie Saward, a woman with light skin and bright pink hair sitting with her hand across her lap, wearing a floral pink dress. In the background is a shelf filled with books. Right: Cover of 'Burn', depicting a shadow of a boy standing against a large flame.
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Book review: Burn, Melanie Saward

A powerful debut fiction that reveals unsettling answers to 'Why are good kids misbehaving?'.

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Book review: The Furphy Anthology 2023, edited by Joanne Holliman

These 16 stories were drawn from over 600 entries to the annual short story competition.

Photo: Mark Wickens. On the left is a photo of Mikki Brammer, a women with long brown hair looking to the camera while her body is tiled slightly to the side. She is wearing a grey turtleneck. On the right is the cover of the book, with text reading 'The Collected Regrets of Clover | Mikki Brammer'
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Book review: The Collected Regrets of Clover, Mikki Brammer

A debut about a death doula, who learns how to embrace the mystery of life, has unique promise, but the…

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