May 2008

In Search of a Complete Proust

Do you own more than one copy of a certain title? Was it an accidental purchase - you didn’t realize you already had it

Nuala O’Faolain: The Lucky One in the Family

The National Post links an interview with the late Nuala O’Faolain in which she wrenchingly discusses cancer and death: In my time, which has

News round-up: Interview edition

I’m gearing up for some author interviews this week, so I thought I’d scout about for some fun ones to share this morning…

Kids hate reading: The Plight of the Accidental Tourist

At least once a week in the video store, a high school kid will ask me this question: “Have you got The Accidental Tourist?” It’

Blubberland by Elizabeth M. Farrelly

Blubberlandby Elizabeth M. FarrellyMIT PressMarch 2008, 219 pages, $19.95 Author Elizabeth Farrelly kicks off Blubberland with something of an extended mea culpa: I, like you, drive too much.

The End of Gemma Doyle

Only I stand apart. And secretly, I fear it shall always be this way, me alone, belonging to no one, no tribe, always standing just

Camels on Bondi: the Sydney Writers’ Fest commercial

It’s just two weeks until Jeanette Winterson officially opens the Sydney Writers’ Festival. The event brings together writers from Australia and the world, to

Imported Gems

The migrant experience has been the topic of libraries full of books: some good, some poor; some true, some fictionalised.  The archetypal story sees

Farewell William Warner

Like most crustaceans, the blue crab has stalked eyes. When a crab is at peace with the world, they are but two little round beads.

April 2008

Evil Boy Genius

Recently I started making my way through Irish author Eoin “It’s Pronounced ‘Owen’!” Colfer’s popular Artemis Fowl series. I’ll admit, I’m

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'Steep' Loves Its Mountains

// Moving Pixels

"SSX wanted you to fight its mountains, Steep wants you to love its mountains.

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