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Book review: The Eulogy, Jackie Bailey

An autofiction debut that eulogises family and loss with eloquence.

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Book review: What Fear Was, Ben Walter

A debut collection of stories surveys contemporary environmental and climate terrain.

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Book review: Good night, Vivienne, Goodnight, Steven Carroll

The wife of T.S. Eliot is reimagined in the finale of Carroll's Eliot Quartet series.

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Book review: The Signal Line, Brendan Colley

An award-winning novel that defies easy categorisation.

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How a festival responded to election fever (sausage sizzle included)

Sydney Writers' Festival nimbly navigates election coverage, explains Artistic Director Michael Williams.

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Book review: The Tricky Art of Forgiveness, Meredith Jaffé

A questioning survey on the contract and compromises of a marriage.

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Book review: If We Were Villains, ML Rio

A slow-burning, Shakespeare-drenched, dark academia mystery.

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Book review: The Murder Rule, Dervla McTiernan

Another impressive psychological thriller by one of Australia's most talented crime writers.

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How creative writing helps teens cope with COVID

Creative writing is therapeutic for teenagers, and also shows them new ways of supporting one another.

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Book review: Bad Art Mother, Edwina Preston

A split-perspective exploration of societal hostility towards maternal creativity.

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