Category: News

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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Tassie books this Christmas (and holidays) 2020

Looking for summer reading or gift ideas? TasWriters members have published a great variety of books this year. We’re sure you’ll find that there’s something for everyone. We’ve put together this flyer to make it easy for you to find just what you’re after. Please note, there are 4 pages, so make sure you click […]

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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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Q&A with Julia Miller

Julia Miller is the author of Germline, a gripping thriller set in a post pandemic world in which science, history romance and mystery merge together in a world Charles Darwin could never have imagined when he popularised the phrase ‘survival of the fittest’ – Forty South. Dr Ellen Hancock survived the 2064 pandemic but is not yet […]

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Close and Personal with Jane Harper

Jane Harper, Queen of rural noir, recently chatted with Arianne about her latest novel, The Survivors and the writing life. The landscapes and towns in your books have such a strong presence, almost as if they are characters themselves. Is this something you have in mind when writing, landscape as character? Yeah it definitely is, and […]

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