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Nest longlisted for the Stella Prize

Nest has been longlisted for the 2015 Stella Prize. It’s among fine company, including Helen Garner’s This House of Grief, Maxine Beneba Clark’s Foreign Soil and Ellen Van Neerven’s Heat and Light.

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On Rooks

I’ve kept this picture of two Lewis chessmen on the wall by my writing desk for more than ten years. There’s something about the beserker, crazy-eyed and biting his shield. Seventy-eight chessmen were found on the Isle of Lewis, in the … Continue reading

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Rupetta lives

    Nike Sulway’s wonderful novel, Rupetta, about a partly mechanical woman who lives four hundred years, hits the stands next month, published by Tartarus Press, in the UK. If you don’t know Tartarus, they publish beautifully bound books in the … Continue reading

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Stella!

It’s finally happening. An annual literary prize for Australian women’s fiction: The Stella Prize. Do we really need another literary prize, you might well ask? The answer should be no, but it isn’t. While there are plenty of fine books … Continue reading

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ash and cupcakes

15 August 2011 The woodpile is shrinking. I had planned to chainsaw more wood today, but I’m tired and it is raining. Yesterday we cleaned out the ash from beneath the fireplace, which had piled right up to within an … Continue reading

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Naming Olvar Wood

The name Olvar Wood is taken from Tolkien’s The Simarillion, in which the olvar are growing things with roots in the ground and the kelvar are animals. It was Yavanna (giver of fruits), the second greatest of the Valar (pure, … Continue reading

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