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A first glimpse at The Way Things Were by Aatish Taseer

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Next February, we're publishing Aatish Taseer's latest novel, The Way Things Were. Set in modern day Delhi with flashbacks to private and political events from the past forty years, it's a wonderful story that sweeps from analysis of language to family frailties. 

Here's Aatish talking about the book for the first time.

Mythical and monstrous: land and sea in Australian fiction

Mythical and monstrous: land and sea in Australian fiction

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Following a recent visit to Brisbane and its many bookshops, I found myself becoming obsessed by Australian literature. In each novel, short story, or memoir that I read, there was something that fascinated me. Slowly, I realised just what had me so hooked. It was the way these writers used their landscapes and seascapes, the way they played as important a role in their works as the plots and characters. I wanted to figure out why. 

Kim Zupan: from rodeo to writing

Kim Zupan: from rodeo to writing

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Kim Zupan has worked as a ranch hand, in a smelter, as a commercial fisherman in Alaska, on jet airplanes and now as a carpenter and carpentry teacher. He's also written a brilliant novel called The Ploughmen...

Tim Winton on heresy, landscape and the virtual

Monday, 07 July 2014

Back in May, Tim Winton spoke to fellow author William Fiennes about his writing, including his latest novel Eyrie. It's a wonderful conversation to listen in on...

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