Tag: Close and personal

Close and Personal: Christine Dibley

Tasmanian writer Christine Dibley has recently launched her debut novel To the Sea. The book is one of our Recommended Reads for January and if you check out that post you’ll see that we have a copy to giveaway. We are delighted that Christine could take the time to answer a few questions for us in […]

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Close and Personal: Julie Hunt

One of our recommended reads for December is the wonderful KidGlovz by Julie Hunt. KidGlovz is a graphic novel which recently won the Children’s category at the Queensland Literary Awards. We are so pleased that Julie, who lives in Tasmania, could take the time to have a chat with us about KidGlovz and her other […]

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Close and Personal: Rachael Treasure

Congratulations on the publication of Down the Dirt Roads, Rachel! How has your launch tour been going? The tour was sensational. I spent most of my time in regional South Australia and Western Australia with large audiences and a sell-out on books in most places. The important thing for me was seeing the women in […]

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Close and Personal: Paul Fleming

One of our recommended reads for November is PAUSE: A Collection of Tasmanian Moments by the celebrated photographer Paul Fleming. Originally from Launceston, but now a resident of Hobart, Paul uses his writing and photography to share positive stories and experiences about Tasmania and beyond. Most of his work is shared through social media, where he is […]

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Close and Personal: Katherine Johnson

Tasmanian writer Katherine Johnson released her second novel The Better Son in October 2016, and we are very pleased to feature it as one of our Recommended Reads for this month. We’re also delighted that Katherine took the time to have a quick chat with us. Congratulations on the release of The Better Son! Can you […]

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Close and Personal: Jennifer Livett

By Ruth Dawkins   Jennifer Livett was born in Hampshire, moving to Tasmania with her family when she was still a child. She spent most of her life here, completing a PhD in English and becoming a tutor and English at the University of Tasmania. After retirement, she enrolled in printmaking at the Tasmanian School […]

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Close and Personal with Michael Blake

By Stephanie Eslake   Are you a young Tasmanian who enjoys short story writing? Perhaps you’re looking to build on our last Twitch short story event with Adam Ouston, or to hear a fresh perspective from another talented writer? Michael Blake will host the next Twitch Tuesdays workshop, coming up on October 18. The Tasmanian writer’s stories and […]

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Close and Personal: Net Brennan

Net Brennan is one of those wonderful ‘quiet’ writers that you occasionally stumble across in Tasmania. Warm, funny and humble, she has no airs and gives no indication that she’s an internationally published author with more than 25 years experience writing and editing national publications. You have to delve deep into her website to find all […]

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Close and Personal with Chris Wallace-Crabbe

By Stephanie Eslake   Chris Wallace–Crabbe AM describes himself as “an acute noticer”. And it’s this skill of observation that he has turned into an artform, offering his commentary on Australian life through his highly acclaimed works of poetry. Chris has an international reputation as one of our nation’s leading poets. The son of a pianist […]

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Close and Personal: Heather Rose

Last month saw the launch of the latest novel by Tasmanian writer Heather Rose. The Museum of Modern Love is one of our Recommended Reads for September, and there’s a chance to win a copy in our monthly competition, so head on over for a look. We are delighted that Heather was able to take time […]

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