Recommended Reads

RecommendedReads

Each month, we will publish four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations will be recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth will be a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long time. If you can’t get your hands on a copy of the recommended Tasmanian classic, please feel free to pop into the library at the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre and borrow a copy from us.

We would love to hear your thoughts on our picks! Drop our communications manager, Josie Chapman an email on comms@taswriters.org or share your thoughts with us on Twitter or Facebook.

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Close and Personal with Jane Harper

Posted by Arianne James on November 2, 2020

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 […]

October Recommended Reads

Posted by Arianne James on October 13, 2020

Australian Recent Release: The Survivors by Jane Harper. “A sunken wreck, a missing girl, and questions that have never washed away…” “Jane Harper creates an impressive landscape that serves to illustrate how the experience of place inevitably shapes the lives of those who live there. You may find it hard to leave behind.” Sydney Morning Herald. Set […]

Close and Personal with B.P. Marshall

Posted by Arianne James on October 12, 2020

Ben Marshall is the author of The Last Circus on Earth, a thrilling near future novel taking reader’s on a journey across Europe and Russia with a hellish Circus. It won the 2019 Fantasica Science Fiction Prize. Read on to find out more about Ben’s writing process and inspiration for his novel, and the play he is currently […]

Close and Personal with Kyle Perry

Posted by Arianne James on September 21, 2020

At the bottom of the world, there is an island. It is a land of rugged wilderness, of ice and snow and blistering heat, of the oldest trees on earth . . . They say tigers still roam there. They say other things roam, too.  I was fortunate enough to chat with Kyle Perry, author […]

September Recommended Reads

Posted by Arianne James on September 7, 2020

Australian Recent Release: Top End Girl by Miranda Tapsell. Sharing my story is important … I think it is true that you don’t aspire to be what you cannot see. I would like this book to show you that you can push yourself to do things you never dreamed you would do. Growing up, Miranda […]

Close and Personal with Claire Christian.

Posted by Arianne James on August 25, 2020

If you’re not already following Claire Christian (@ClaireandPearl as she goes by on Twitter and Instagram) please do. You will not regret it. She will add a mountain’s worth of joy and wholesome goodness to your feed. Did I mention she also has the most adorable pug called Midge? If you’re not on social media […]

Amanda Lohrey’s Labyrinth reviewed by Sue Kennedy.

Posted by Arianne James on August 19, 2020

After reading the back cover I was ready for this to be a sad and depressing story. What I found was an uplifting and thought provoking read. A book I found hard to put down. I cared about the characters and how they would cope with the intricacies and disappointments of life. Amanda paints the […]

November Recommended Reads

Posted by Arianne James on August 7, 2020

Australian Recent Release: Infinite Splendours by Sophie Laguna. “A bold new literary novel from the author of the award-winning The Eye of the Sheep and The Choke. Infinite Splendours is an extraordinary novel, incandescent with love and compassion, rich in colour and character” – Allen and Unwin. Lawrence Loman is a sunny, caring, curious boy […]

Close and Personal with Lian Tanner.

Posted by Arianne James on August 6, 2020

Celebrated Tasmanian children’s author Lian Tanner has done and lived through some amazing things. Tourist bus driver? Tick. Juggler? Tick. Teacher? Tick. Been accidentally dynamited while scuba diving in Papua New Guinea? Triple tick. I was lucky enough to have a chat to Lian about her hilarious and heart-warming new book, A Clue for Clara. I’m always curious about the ways […]

August Recommended Reads

Posted by Arianne James on August 4, 2020

Australian Recent Release: Please Don’t Hug Me by Kay Kerr. “A funny-serious own-voices story about what happens when you stop trying to be the person other people expect you to be and give yourself a go.” Text Publishing. Erin is excited for schoolies, and maybe a little nervous. But her life is getting messy, which […]

July Recommended Reads

Posted by Arianne James on July 20, 2020

Australian Recent Release:  Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty. At just fifteen, Dara McNulty became a published author with his debut, Diary of a Young Naturalist . This stunning book takes the reader on a sensory journey through Dara’s Northern Ireland home in the form of diary entries. Dara’s deep connection to the natural world […]

June Recommended Reads

Posted by Arianne James on June 5, 2020

Australian Recent Release: The Viennese Girl by Jenny Lecoat. Lecoat weaves a riveting tale, inspired by the true story of Hedy Bercu, a young Jewish girl who fled to the island of Jersey seeking refuge from Nazi occupied Vienna, only to become trapped on the island during the German occupation. Hedy hides in plain sight, […]

May Recommended Reads

Posted by Arianne James on May 7, 2020

Australian Recent Release: The Foundling by Stacey Halls. From the best-selling author of The Familiars comes a new tale set in Georgian London. Six years after leaving her illegitimate daughter Clara at a Foundling Hospital, Bess returns to bring her child home. But when she arrives she discovers, to her shock, that her daughter has already […]

Close and Personal with Erin Hortle

Posted by Arianne James on April 16, 2020

Congratulations to Tasmania’s own Erin Hortle on the publication of her debut novel, The Octopus and I, which was released by Allen and Unwin yesterday. Read on for a fascinating insight into the inspiration behind the book. Where did the idea for this novel come from? I was inspired to write what became The Octopus and […]

April Recommended Reads

Posted by Arianne James on April 16, 2020

Australian Recent Release: The Clergyman’s Wife by Molly Greeley. “Poignant, pensive and brilliant …” Laurel Ann Nattress, editor of Jane Austen Made Me Do It. Charlotte Collins (nee Lucas) leads a quiet and respectable life as the wife of Hunsford’s vicar. She tends to the house, cares for her daughter and tolerates her husband’s dreary […]

Women Who Write – A new blog series.

Posted by Arianne James on March 8, 2020

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we thought why not celebrate the incredible female (and female identifying) literary greats, both past and present? So, every two weeks we will feature an extraordinary female writer and their work on the blog. Let’s kick off with Nikita Gill, a brilliant young poet whose fame began when she started […]

March Recommended Reads

Posted by Arianne James on March 2, 2020

Australian Recent Release: The Secrets of Strangers by Charity Norman. Shortlisted for Best Crime Novel in the 2018 Ngaio Marsh Awards for Crime Fiction From the bestselling writer of See You in September, comes Secrets of Strangers – intense, persuasive, unputdownable. This story begins in an ordinary cafe on an even more ordinary day in […]

Q&A with T.C. Shelley

Posted by Marion Stoneman on February 27, 2020

T.C Shelley, author of the wonderful new kids book, The Monster Who Wasn’t, answers some of our questions. Where did the idea for this book come from? My daughter and I were watching ‘Tinkerbell’ and she asked me ‘If fairies come from a first laugh, where do monsters come from?’ And so I answered it as […]

February Recommended Reads

Posted by Arianne James on February 6, 2020

Australian Recent Release: Charlotte Pass by Lee Christine. “Hums with tension and long-held secrets… You won’t read better” – Fleur McDonald, bestselling author of Starting From Now. After human remains are found on Mount Sitwell in the Snowy Mountains by ski patroller Vanessa Bell, Detective Sergeant Pierce Ryder of the Sydney Homicide Squad is called […]

Close and Personal with Favel Parrett

Posted by Arianne James on January 23, 2020

Favel Parrett, the award winning author of Past The Shallows and When The Night Comes, is a writer of astonishingly moving stories in rare, evocative prose. Arianne was lucky enough to speak with her about her latest novel, There Was Still Love, set between Prague and Australia. It is a tale of memory, family, and the […]

January Recommended Reads

Posted by Arianne James on January 6, 2020

Australian Recent Release: A Murder at Malabar Hill  by Sujata Massey.   “Marvelously plotted, richly detailed . . . This is a first-rate performance inaugurating a most promising series.” The Washington Post. Fans of Kerry Greenwood’s Phryne Fisher and Alexander McCall Smith’s Precious Ramotswe will love this brilliant new crime heroine. The scene is 1920’s Bombay, […]

December Recommended Reads

Posted by Arianne James on December 16, 2019

Australian Recent Release: Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton . Winner of four ABIA Awards this year, including the prestigious Book of the Year Award, the MUD Literary Prize 2019, UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and Book of the Year at the 2019 Indie Book Awards. Boy […]

Tassie books this Christmas (and holidays)

Posted by Daniela Brozek on December 13, 2019

Looking for summer reading or gift ideas? TasWriters members have been busy this year. They have published a grand variety of books, something for everyone. We’ve put together this flyer to make it easy for you to find just what you’re after. (Download link for ‘right click & save as’ lovers).

November Recommended Reads.

Posted by Arianne James on November 4, 2019

Australian Recent Release: My Life by Ted Egan. Outback Songman: The Remarkable Story of a Tasmanian Legend. Ted Egan, the quintessential bush storyteller, has kept company with some of the best-known and least-known of his fellow countrymen and women. In Outback Songman, Egan tells his extraordinarily rich life story, spanning his childhood during WW2 though […]

October Recommended Reads

Posted by Arianne James on October 2, 2019

Australian Recent Release: There Was Still Love by Favel Parrett. Favel Parrett, the critically acclaimed and Miles Franklin short-listed author of Past The Shallows and When The Night Comes is back with her third novel, a profound and poignant story spanning generations and countries. There Was Still Love is a celebration of the power of […]

September Recommended Reads

Posted by Arianne James on September 2, 2019

Australian Recent Release: The Breeding Season by Amanda Niehaus. “Astonishing. The writing is visceral and affecting, the sentences muscular and beating with a linguistic pulse which makes the book feel like a live creature. The Breeding Season is a creature that might in turn, rip your heart out or blanket you in a comforting hug. Craft like […]

Close and Personal with Terry Whitebeach and Gina Mercer.

Posted by Arianne James on August 14, 2019

Terry Whitebeach                                                                                                            […]

August Recommended Reads

Posted by Arianne James on August 8, 2019

Australian Recent Release: Song Spirals by Gay’wu Group of Women. “A rare opportunity to connect with the living tradition of women’s songlines, as recounted by Yolngu women from far north Australia.” – Allen and Unwin. We want you to come with us on our journey, our journey of songspirals. Songspirals are the essence of people […]

Recommended Reads – July

Posted by Marion Stoneman on July 4, 2019

Australian Recent Release: The Bride Test by Helen Hoang. Khai Diep does not feel big, normal emotions like grief, and love. He feels irritation when people move his stuff, and contentment when his finances are in balance, but otherwise, he believe’s himself to be defective.  But Khai’s family know that his autism means he processes […]

Remembering Judith Kerr

Posted by Marion Stoneman on June 27, 2019

In May 2019, Judith Kerr, one of the world’s most beloved children’s authors, passed away at the age of 95. To celebrate her life and the infinite delight her books gave to both children and adults, Arianne has (with great difficulty) chosen three of her most classic tales to feature.  Judith Kerr was born in […]

Close and Personal with Davina Bell.

Posted by Marion Stoneman on June 13, 2019

Arianne recently chatted with best-selling children’s author Davina Bell, about her gorgeous new picture book, All the Ways to be Smart, featured in this month’s Recommended Reads: https://taswriters.org/recommended-reads-june-3/ Read on for Davina’s own unqiue insight into the world of children’s book publishing, and the idea behind this delightful book. Firstly, congratulations on the publication of All […]

Recommended Reads – June.

Posted by Marion Stoneman on June 6, 2019

Australian Recent Release: The Electric Hotel by Dominic Smith. “Beautifully imagined and researched, enthralling and sometimes shocking, The Electric Hotel is a glorious tribute to the birth of movies” – Heather Rose. From the bestselling author of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos comes a beautiful, compelling story of intertwined fates and unexpected discovery. […]

Recommended Reads – May

Posted by Marion Stoneman on May 2, 2019

Australian Recent Release: Daughter of Bad Times by Rohan Wilson. “It’s impossible not to consider, as you read Daughter of Bad Times, that everything in 2075 is already here now and we are doing nothing to stop it. An utterly compelling vision by one of our finest writers.” Heather Rose, bestselling author of The Museum […]

Close and Personal with Margo Lanagan.

Posted by Marion Stoneman on May 2, 2019

Margo Lanagan is the award winning author of both novels and short stories. Her writing is astonishingly beautiful, powerful, strange and lyrical. Arianne was lucky enough to ask her some questions, which the TWC would now like to share with you. Do you have a favourite novel or short story from the collections you have […]

Up Close and Personal with Minnie Darke

Posted by Marion Stoneman on April 11, 2019

If you haven’t yet read Star Crossed, the big hearted and hilarious romantic comedy by Tasmania’s Minnie Darke (aka Danielle Wood), perhaps this interview will whet your appetite. Pop on over to our https://taswriters.org/april-recommended-reads/ page to discover more. When did you get the first inkling of the idea for this novel? The idea for the […]

April Recommended Reads

Posted by Marion Stoneman on April 4, 2019

Tasmanian Recent Release: Star Crossed by Minnie Darke. One of Australia’s most well loved and acclaimed storytellers, Tasmania’s own Danielle Wood, is back under the pseudonym Minnie Darke with her first ever work of commercial fiction. Star Crossed is set to become an instant favourite, with publication rights already sold to nineteen countries, and negotiations for […]

Past Australian/Vogel Past Winners

Posted by Marion Stoneman on March 19, 2019

With The Australian/Vogel Literary Award now open for entries, get into the mood for the 2019 announcement by reading some of the past winners. If you are a writer and would like more information on how to submit your manuscript, click here   The Yellow House by Emily O’Grady – 2018 winner. Ten year old Cub […]

Q&A with Karen Viggers.

Posted by Marion Stoneman on March 7, 2019

Arianne recently interviewed award winning and internationally published author Karen Viggers about her most recent book, The Orchadist’s Daughter, which is featured in our Recommended Reads for March here https://taswriters.org/recommended-reads-march-3/  Karen’s books have been translated into French, Italian, Norwegian, Slovenian and Spanish. Her work has enjoyed great success in France, selling more than 800,000 copies to date. […]

Recommended Reads – March

Posted by Marion Stoneman on March 7, 2019

Australian Recent Release: The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village by Joanna Nell. “…This book is a joy – it’s a celebration of age instead of an apology for it, and a reminder that life is always an adventure if you let it be. I loved this uniquely endearing book” Kelly Rimmer, from the Hachette Australia webpage. […]

Up Close and Personal with Esther Campion.

Posted by Marion Stoneman on February 12, 2019

Arianne recently chatted with Esther Campion, author of Leaving Ocean Road, about her second novel, The House of Second Chances, and of course, everything to do with writing in between.   I asked Esther where her idea for The House of Second Chances came from. Esther says after completing her first novel, she didn’t feel […]

Recommended Reads – February

Posted by Marion Stoneman on February 5, 2019

Australian Recent Release: The House of Second Chances by Esther Campion. “Can a house heal heartache? From coastal Australia to the rugged beauty of Ireland, an enchanting novel of starting over, in the tradition of Maeve Binchy and Monica McInerney” – Hachette Australia. Ellen and Aiden O’Shea always loved staying at their grandmother’s cottage in Ireland during […]

Recommended Reads – January.

Posted by Marion Stoneman on January 23, 2019

Australian Recent Release: Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak. “Zusak is a writer of extraordinary empathy and he excels in his understanding of adolescent boys…in his portrayal of the gently traumatised Clay he has created a memorable character to savour… in Bridge of Clay, as earlier in The Book Thief, Zusak has succeeded in creating a story […]

Up Close and Personal with Markus Zusak

Posted by Marion Stoneman on December 5, 2018

Arianne was lucky enough to interview award winning author Markus Zusak about his new novel, Bridge of Clay, and chat about all things writing. Read on for the full conversation.     I’m always curious about where writers find inspiration for their novels. Markus says the idea for Bridge of Clay began quite a while ago, […]

Recommended Reads – December

Posted by Marion Stoneman on November 21, 2018

Australian Recent Release: Inappropriation by Lexi Freiman. “A search for belonging in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs turns into a riotous satire of identity politics in this wildly irreverent coming-of-age story” – Allen and Unwin. In her first days at a prestigious Australian girls school, fifteen year old Ziggy is thrust into an alienating social hierarchy that pushes her […]

Recommended Reads – November

Posted by Marion Stoneman on November 7, 2018

Australian Recent Release: The Lost Man by Jane Harper. “I started it at noon and at 2am that night I closed it and totally understood what all the fuss was about. It was even better than The Dry” – The Age The Bright Family’s quiet life is thrown into turmoil after their son Cameron is found dead. […]

The Making of ‘Island Story.’

Posted by Marion Stoneman on October 31, 2018

Island Story, edited by Ralph Crane and Danielle Wood, is a beautiful book compiling items from the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery with a selection of original writing. Arianne recently interviewed Danielle and Ralph about what inspired this unique book, and its journey from idea to publication.   What inspired you to embark on this project? Ralph […]

Q&A with Kate Gordon

Posted by Marion Stoneman on October 24, 2018

Arianne recently interviewed Kate Gordon, one of Tasmania’s most well loved storytellers, about her life as a writer and the publication of her new book, Girl Running, Boy Falling, a brave and heartfelt exploration of teen suicide that contributes to the breaking of persistent taboos around the nature of suicide and mental illness.     Where did […]

Recommended Reads – October

Posted by Marion Stoneman on October 17, 2018

Tasmanian Recent Release: Island Story by Danielle Wood and Ralph Crane. Island Story pairs stunning photographs of unique items from the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery with a selection of original pieces of writing from authors such as Anthony Trollope, Marie Bjelke-Petersen, Helene Chung, Jim Everett, Heather Rose and Ben Walter. These marvellous objects include elaborate shell necklaces, […]

Recommended Reads – September

Posted by Marion Stoneman on September 5, 2018

Australian Recent Release: Man Out of Time by Stephanie Bishop. From the award winning author of The Other Side of the World comes the moving and provocative story about self destruction and the complications of inheritance. After Stella’s Father disappears in September 2001, the police come knocking on her door. She doesn’t know how to answer their […]

Recommended Reads – August.

Posted by Marion Stoneman on August 8, 2018

Australian Recent Release: Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee. “Scorching, self scouring; a young woman finds her steel and learns to wield it.” Helen Garner. If you haven’t already read Bri Lee’s powerful and heartbreakingly honest memoir, now is the time. Eggshell Skull tracks Lee’s journey through the Australian legal system. From the daughter of a policeman, to […]

Recommended Reads – July

Posted by Marion Stoneman on July 24, 2018

Australian Recent Release: The Far-Back Country by Kate Lyons. The Far-Back Country tells the story of Ray McCullough. After an altercation with his father, seventeen year old Ray ran away from home, leaving his whole family behind. Now forty-one and living in the remote outback of New South Wales, Ray lives his life in solitude, certain […]

Recommended Reads – June.

Posted by Marion Stoneman on June 19, 2018

Australian Recent Release– We See The Stars – Kate Van Hooft. We See The Stars tells the story of Simon, an eleven year old boy who, for reasons even he cannot understand, hasn’t spoken for years. His only friends are his brother Davey and Superman, but after sharing his Vita-Wheats with Cassie, the scary girl […]

Recommended Reads – May.

Posted by Marion Stoneman on May 21, 2018

Tasmanian Recent Release – Flames by Robbie Arnott. Tasmanian born Robbie Arnott’s debut novel Flames tells a number of strange yet poignant stories: Levi McAllister has decided to build a coffin for his twenty-three year old sister, Charlotte who understandably, runs for her life. A fisherman called Karl hunts for tuna in partnership with a seal. […]

Recommended Reads – April.

Posted by Marion Stoneman on April 20, 2018

Tasmanian Recent Release: Eyptian Enigma by L.J.M. Owen. “Egyptian Enigma by L. J. M. Owen is highly original, smart and suspenseful with plenty of humour and page-turning intrigue. But more than that, it’s a book that tilts the mystery genre in an interesting new direction, by an Australian author whose special talent is to a shine […]

Close and Personal with Colin Dray.

Posted by Marion Stoneman on March 13, 2018

Colin Dray is an author and teacher of English literature and creative writing. His short stories have appeared in Meanjin and his non-fiction in Australian Literary Studies and Antipodes. I had the pleasure of interviewing him to chat about his debut novel Sign, published in 2018 by Allen & Unwin and shortlisted for the Australian […]

Recommended Reads – March.

Posted by Marion Stoneman on March 5, 2018

Australian Recent Release   The Wonder by Emma Donoghue. Bestselling author of Room Emma Donoghue now brings us the story of eleven year old Anna O’Donnell. After disappearing into the Irish wilderness for months she has miraculously returned, and is claiming she lived off Manna from heaven during her absence. Now fighting for her life, English […]

Recommended Reads – February 2018.

Posted by Marion Stoneman on February 5, 2018

Tasmanian Recent release – Big Red Rock by David Owen. A Pufferfish Tasmanian Mystery. David Owen is back with another great Pufferfish crime novel. Big Red Rock sees Detective Inspector Franz Heineken heading to the Red Centre to investigate yet another crime seen. The story also delves into Heineken’s ethically questionable past, need we say […]

Recommended Reads – January

Posted by Marion Stoneman on January 10, 2018

Tasmanian Recent Release – The Sisters Song by Louise Allan   Set in rural Tasmania from the 1920s to the 1990s, this novel tells the story of two very different sisters. A story about motherhood and family ties, connected by a musical thread that binds these elements together. The Sisters Song is a story that […]

Recommended Reads – December.

Posted by Marion Stoneman on December 12, 2017

Australian Recent Release – The Book of Dust by Phillip Pullman.                 Fans of Phillip Pullmans beloved His Dark Materials trilogy will be thrilled to dive back into his magical world of daemons and parallel worlds with his latest novel, the Book of Dust. Set when Lyra Belacqua […]

Into the World by Stephanie Parkyn.

Posted by Marion Stoneman on November 8, 2017

Come along to Fullers Bookshop on Friday the 8th of December at 5.30pm to celebrate the launch of Tasmanian author Stephanie Parkyn’s new novel, Into the World. 

Recommended Reads – November.

Posted by Marion Stoneman on November 8, 2017

Recent Australian release – The Toy Maker by Liam Pieper Adam Kulakov’s seems to have the perfect life. He loves his job as a toy maker, has more money than ever before and a loving wife and child. But secrets lie in the wings, waiting to topple the privileged life Adam holds dear. The Toy […]

October Recommended Reads.

Posted by Marion Stoneman on October 16, 2017

Recent Australian Release – The Pleasures of Leisure by Robert Dessaix In this thoughtful book, Dessaix guides us through how to balance work and play in the 21st century. Most of us live extremely busy lives, making time for ourselves and appreciating the little things in life is therefore more important than ever. Dessaix shows […]

September Recommended Reads – Festival Picks.

Posted by Marion Stoneman on September 18, 2017

Australian Recent Release – Crying Place by Lia Hills This is a beautiful, haunting novel about the love of people and of country, and explores the different ways we grieve. It tells the story of Saul after he receives the news that his oldest friend Jed has died. He discovers in Jed’s belongings the photo […]

Close and Personal with Esther Campion.

Posted by Marion Stoneman on August 14, 2017

Esther Campion grew up in Cork, Ireland, but has since lived in Scotland, Norway and South Australia. She currently resides in Tasmania’s picturesque Port Sorrell. Esther’s debut novel Leaving Ocean Road was published in July by Hachette Australia. This is a story set across the landscapes of Greece, Ireland and small-town coastal Australia and follows the […]

Recommended Reads: July

Posted by Marion Stoneman on July 3, 2017

Each month the TWC publishes four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations are recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth is a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long […]

Recommended Reads: June

Posted by Marion Stoneman on June 1, 2017

Each month the TWC publishes four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations are recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth is a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long time. If […]

Recommended Reads: May

Posted by Marion Stoneman on May 1, 2017

Tales of my Uncle Bob by Chris Robinson

Each month the TWC publishes four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations are recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth is a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long time. If […]

Recommended Reads: April

Posted by Marion Stoneman on March 28, 2017

Each month the TWC publishes four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations are recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth is a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long time. If […]

Recommended Reads: March

Posted by Marion Stoneman on February 28, 2017

Each month the TWC publishes four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations are recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth is a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long time. If […]

Recommended Reads: February

Posted by Marion Stoneman on February 1, 2017

Each month the TWC publishes four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations are recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth is a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long time. If […]

Recommended Reads: January 2017

Posted by Marion Stoneman on January 12, 2017

Each month the TWC publishes four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations are recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth is a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long time. If […]

What We’re Reading #5

Posted by Marion Stoneman on December 16, 2016

Welcome to our new blog series, What We’re Reading. Each blog features a member of the Tasmanian Writers Centre team, shedding light on their literary journey by giving you a taste of the story they’ve welcomed into their lives. What are you reading? Marion Stoneman, Member Services I love reading widely and I’m one of those […]

TWC Top Books of 2016

Posted by Marion Stoneman on December 15, 2016

It’s hard to believe we have reached the end of 2016 already! How has your year in reading been? We asked some of the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre staff and supporters to tell us about their favourite books from the year – hopefully this will give you some ideas for last minute Christmas presents. If you’re […]

Recommended Reads: December

Posted by Marion Stoneman on December 1, 2016

Each month the TWC publishes four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations are recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth is a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long time. If […]

What We’re Reading #4: Ruth Dawkins

Posted by Marion Stoneman on November 10, 2016

Welcome to our new blog series, What We’re Reading. Each blog features a member of the Tasmanian Writers Centre team, shedding light on their literary journey by giving you a taste of the story they’ve welcomed into their lives. What are you reading? Ruth Dawkins, Community Engagement I’m such an enthusiastic reader (or perhaps just such […]

Recommended Reads: November

Posted by Marion Stoneman on November 3, 2016

Each month the TWC publishes four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations are recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth is a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long time. If […]

What We’re Reading #3: Stephanie Eslake

Posted by Marion Stoneman on October 11, 2016

Welcome to our new blog series, What We’re Reading. Each blog features a member of the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre team, shedding light on their literary journey by giving you a taste of the story they’ve welcomed into their lives. What are you reading? Stephanie Eslake, Marketing and Communications Manager: I’m half-way through a book by Bret […]

Recommended Reads: October

Posted by Marion Stoneman on September 29, 2016

Each month the TWC publishes four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations are recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth is a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long time. If […]

What We’re Reading #2: Arianne James

Posted by Marion Stoneman on September 11, 2016

Welcome to our new blog series, What We’re Reading. Each blog features a member of the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre team, shedding light on their literary journey by giving you a taste of the story they’ve welcomed into their lives. What are you reading? Arianne James, intern: A few months ago, I read The Other Side of […]

Recommended Reads: September

Posted by Marion Stoneman on August 30, 2016

Each month the TWC publishes four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations are recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth is a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long time. If […]

What We’re Reading #1: Zoe Cooney

Posted by Marion Stoneman on August 11, 2016

Welcome to our new blog series, What We’re Reading. Each blog features a member of the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre team, shedding light on their literary journey by giving you a taste of the story they’ve welcomed into their lives. What are you reading? Zoe Cooney, intern: I have just started reading I Am Malala by Malala […]

Recommended Reads: August

Posted by Marion Stoneman on July 31, 2016

Each month the TWC publishes four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations are recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth is a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long time. If […]

Recommended Reads: July

Posted by Marion Stoneman on June 30, 2016

Each month the TWC publishes four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations are recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth is a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long time. If […]

A novel journey

Posted by Cassandra Wunsch on April 21, 2015

The Tasmanian Writers’ Centre is delighted to announce A Novel Journey - nine sessions over the course of 2015 designed to guide you through writing your very own masterpiece.

Robbed of every blessing

Posted by Cassandra Wunsch on April 20, 2015