Tag Archives: canberra

Little fish

I have never read a book that has articulated better exactly what riding a bicycle down Northbourne Avenue in the heart of winter feels like: of anybody, you all here tonight should appreciate how rarely Canberran experiences are reflected in the Australian literary imagination. We got one! This book accurately describes the public service as part of an interesting queer feminist plot. And among all that flotsam, Where the Trees Were sustains a universal story: one of realising things as we grow up into teenagers, and carrying those realisations into adult responsibilities. Continue reading

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Mr Wigg book launches

For those who can get along to the launch of Mr Wigg in Brisbane or Canberra, I’d love to see you there. Brisbane: 6pm Friday 28 June, Avid Reader Bookstore, West End. Launched by Kristina Olsson. Canberra: 3pm Saturday 6 July, … Continue reading

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Canberra’s Aboretum

I passed through Canberra recently and visited its newly opened Aboretum. It’s in its infancy, really, the majority of the trees too small to cast much shade. The project has had its detractors: it’s a major investment, features non-natives, and will use plenty of water … but I love … Continue reading

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