Author: Arianne James

Close and Personal with Kristen Lang

TasWriters recently chatted with Tasmanian poet Kristen Lang about her latest collection, Earth Dwellers, a stunning achievement brimming with intelligence, warmth and clarity. This book is a rare treat not to be missed. How long have you been working on this collection? The oldest poem dates back to 2002, with the most recent being written […]

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Close and Personal with Deborah Thomson

Deborah Thomson is a survivor. For sixteen years she suffered horrific abuse and coercive control by her husband. With tremendous courage and persistence, she and her children escaped. Whose Life is it Anyway tells the story of how she came to be in an abusive relationship and how she regained her strength, self-confidence and dignity in leaving. […]

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Close and Personal with Leigh Swinbourne.

Leigh Swinbourne is a Tasmanian author and playwright. His short stories and articles have been published in a variety of journals and anthologies, and he is a recipient of grants through Arts Tasmania and Varuna. Arianne recently chatted with Leigh about his novel Shadow in the Forest, which was shortlisted for the University of Tasmania […]

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Memoir Workshop with Kylie Carmen Brown

Get started on your memoir Writing your life story can be a fun, creative and healing activity.  Perhaps you’ve thought about writing but felt afraid, or preposterous. These are common barriers and I’d like to help you get around them. With fear based barriers, some belief or experience in your past is intruding, and it’s […]

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Q&A with Jane Naqvi

Jane Naqvi recently took a moment to answer some questions about her riveting debut novel, Jackjumper. Where did the idea for this book come from? The idea arose from reflecting on my Tasmanian lifestyle combined with a penchant for travel, including the meeting of in-laws and people who had very different lifestyles from mine. Gradually […]

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