Plus a bit from Alan Kohler, The Weekend Australian 28/3/2020 I am old now, but I find myself returning to socialism, not the socialism of the totalitarian states, Stalin’s USSR, Mao’s China, Ceausescu’s Romania, Tito’s Yugoslavia, but the socialism of the kibbutz, where everyone gave according to their ability and received according to their need. … Continue reading An excerpt from Return Ticket, featuring Jack Muir as an old man
Books and Publishing Through it all, Doust flexes a remarkably matter-of-fact delivery: ‘He was as happy as a man could expect given he’d gone through a relationship collapse, the tail end of a war, a couple of beatings, car accidents and another period of depression.’ Against that ever-shifting backdrop of war—and more intimate turmoil—Jack soaks … Continue reading Review snippets
Thanks, Tash. https://youtu.be/3YWVEhpzT-k
Am I excited? No. Will I be? On the nights? Probably. Here are the two launch dates.
Not long before I left the city to drive south and live forever, I stopped at a roundabout to let a chap go on before me. He had been there first and, although I had right of way, I decided to let him move. He refused. As I moved past I waved and he gave … Continue reading Round and Around
The book is not out yet, a few more days to run out, but here are some pics to whet your appetite and to help me get used to this new blog site. 1 - Jane Hebiton Tassell from WTV.2 - speaks for itself.3 - paparazzi at Fremantle Press Breakfast Pitch.
FOR those of you who have not followed the career of Micky "Chunky" Norris, here are a few details and photos of his trip to Palmerston North, NZ, earlier this year. Palmerston North, South, East and West, is the epicentre of all that is the best of New Zealand and home to the New Zealand Rural … Continue reading THE BIG SPIT 2019
I suppose you’re with all the climate change delusionals? Bob, can I ask you a question? You remember Googilup Brook? Of course, ran right through town. I know you lived on the Boyup Brook side, but when I walked home from school I had to cross it every day and you could put your hand … Continue reading Conversation with an old home-town friend
Fremantle Press publisher Georgia Richter knocks her writing dream on the head in exchange for a new role as an editor September 7, 2019 I was going to be a writer when I grew up. That belief forged my identity from the age of six, when I won the Keilor City Library short story competition … Continue reading Some people are beyond a casual “thank you”