Author: Arianne James

Q&A with Zachary Harris

This month our recommended reads column features Tasmanian writer Zachary Harris, author of Sons of Burke, the first novel in what will be a five book saga published by Pegasus Publishers. Have you always wanted to be a writer? I have loved writing since early high school, and since then I have aspired to be […]

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Close and Personal with Caroline Flood

Caroline Flood is the award-winning author of numerous short stories that have been widely published in literary journals in Australia, the USA and Canada. Her first collection of short stories With These We Will Never Go Hungry was published by Ginninderra Press in 2022. This collection poignantly explores themes of domestic violence, motherhood, grief, childhood and loss, deftly inviting the reader […]

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Close and Personal with Mallika Naguran

Mallika is the author of two adaptations of classics for children—the Ramayana: The Quest to Rescue Sita and Peter Pan in the POP! Lit for Kids series (WS Education, 2021). She Never Looks Quite Back is her first collection of short stories published by Penguin Random House SEA on 14 December 2021, and is a […]

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Close and Personal with Eliza Henry-Jones

Eliza Henry-Jones is the award-winning author of In the Quiet, How to Grow a Family Tree and P is for Pearl. Arianne recently interviewed Eliza on her latest novel, Salt and Skin, a wild and haunting mystery set on the remote Orkney islands off the coast of Scotland. Where did the inspiration for Salt and […]

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Review of ‘Fern Tree on Fire: Stories from Survivors of the 1967 Bushfires, Hobart’

Tasmanian Release: Fern Tree on Fire: Stories from Survivors of the 1967 Bushfires, Hobart, Tasmania compiled by Robin Hurburgh (Fern Tree Fire Brigade, 2021). Here’s a lively and poignant collection of stories put together by Fern Tree residents who experienced up close and personal the fire that swept through the hills surrounding kunanyi/Mt Wellington, and survived […]

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