Category Archives: Editing; My Hundred Lovers; Ali Lavau; Allen and Unwin

My beautiful new cover

My Hundred Lovers Out in June. I’ll be doing a gig at Emundi in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, a library on the Gold Coast, writer’s festivals in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Mudgee and Byron Bay and a few other things (Avid … Continue reading

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Do men and women write differently about sex?

The Guardian‘s Rowan Pelling thinks so. She reckons men rarely get it right, that men writing sex scenes can’t but help resemble porn, whereas women novelists such as Julie Myerson and Michele Roberts write it beautifully. My new novel My … Continue reading

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Page proofing MY HUNDRED LOVERS

What a strange business it is, page proofing a book. The hard work is done (the writing that is — I always find editing easy in comparison. I am ruthless: cut, cut, cut). For the first time you are able … Continue reading

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Party time in BrizVegas

Just as the days are hotting up, so is party season. This Friday its the QUT Creative Industries ‘Galah’ event on a rooftop at Southbank. The lovely Matthew Condon and I have just accepted gigs as Adjunct Professors of creative … Continue reading

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A name is a name is a name….

So sue me. I said, ages ago, that I was going to call the protaganist/heroine/main character of my new novel My Hundred Lovers: the autobiography of a body Susan. Now, all my closest friends know the reasons for this. It … Continue reading

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On editing

Editing my new novel My Hundred Lovers: the autobiography of a body under the wise eyes of Allen and Unwin’s editor of choice, Ali Lavau. It’s interesting when an editor understands one’s writerly faults, or tics, or merely irritating habits, … Continue reading

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