March 2018 Round-up: Classics and Literary

March 2018 Round-up: Classics and Literary

We had more awards news in March but, as we currently have no-one on our team reporting on them, I will again devote a section (see below) to them in this month’s round-up. But first, a brief statistical summary, for what it’s worth… March We had the...
February 2018 Round-up: Classics and Literary

February 2018 Round-up: Classics and Literary

In February the literary year really got going with the announcement of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award winners and the longlist for our favourite award here, the Stella Prize. For details on these see the end of this post. Meanwhile, on with the...
Sunday Spotlight with Sofie Laguna

Sunday Spotlight with Sofie Laguna

Recently longlisted for The Stella Prize, Sofie Laguna’s The Choke is a brilliant, haunting novel about a child navigating an often dark and uncaring world of male power and violence, in which grown-ups can’t be trusted and comfort can only be found in nature. I...
January 2018 Round-up: Classics and Literary

January 2018 Round-up: Classics and Literary

Another year, another January round-up and I’m thrilled that this year has started as last year did – with a bumper crop of reviews. It makes my job harder – but in a good way, so do please keep me busy! As you’re probably aware, the awards...