This is a brief from Jack's time in Cape Town.
Charlie Leman honoured me with a chat at the launch of the second in the Jack Muir trilogy, To the Highlands. I asked him to attend the launch because he had spent time in Papua New Guinea. He spoke well of that book and now he has honoured this one. I’ve not been to Africa, … Continue reading A friend’s review
Great year to release a book, she said. I laughed. I needed a laugh. Clearly, it is not a year for book releases – no launches, no public appearances, no signings. Doesn’t matter if it was the best book you ever wrote, the one to get you in the literary hall of fame. Anyway, there … Continue reading The year of the book
Return ticket / Jon Doust. Author Doust, Jon, (author.) Published Fremantle, WA : Fremantle Press, 2020. Copyright ©2020. Content Types text Carrier Types volume Physical Description 261 pages ; 21 cm. Series One boy's journey to man ; 3Doust, Jon. One boy's journey to man ; 3. Subjects Male friendship -- Fiction.Australian fiction.Hitchhiking -- South … Continue reading National Library of Australia – Trove
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.