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...
Non-Fiction Round Up March 2017

Non-Fiction Round Up March 2017

The Non-fiction round up usually has the smallest amount of reviews each month. And that’s fine. If you’re like me, you are reading several non-fiction books at once, very slowly. My non-fiction books usually need to be read when I’m alert and...
April 2015 Roundup: Historical Fiction

April 2015 Roundup: Historical Fiction

Well! What a big month this month with 26 reviews featuring 19 historical novels, including my own which was a nice surprise. The most reviewed book this month was The Strays by Emily Bitto with 4 reviews. This isn’t surprising as the novel won the Stella Award...
The Stella Prize Ceremony

The Stella Prize Ceremony

After Paula’s comprehensive announcement of the Stella Award winner for 2015 — it was Emily Bitto for The Strays, if you missed it — I thought I’d do a quick post about the awards ceremony itself. This year the ceremony was held in the Spiegeltent,...