Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Stella Prize…encore

While we are on the subject of lady writers, The Guardian sometime ago posted this little quizz — have a go, it’s fun. Hard to pick the grown-up, authoratitive big boys’ subjects and styles aint it?

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Ray Mathew Lecture podcast

Here’s the lecture talks.html….thanks National Library for organising everything so brilliantly…

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Quote for the day

Ten tips for writers from the wonderful Richard Ford: 1. Marry somebody you love and who thinks you being a writer’s a good idea. 2. Don’t have children. 3. Don’t read your reviews. 4. Don’t write reviews (your judgement’s always … Continue reading

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Canberra in springtime

Looking gimlet-eyed and slightly mad in the studio pix but a terrific interviewer in Louise Maher at 666 ABC Canberra re my lecture tonight at the National Library. We discussed the Stella Prize and what a wonderful thing it will … Continue reading

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Presenting Ms Bernadette O’Shea

QWeekend profile…my other life

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My brush with Lucien

My pal Emma Mahony, who became my friend during my ten years in London, is a great luncher. She’s also a great dinner-er, and we spent many happy lunches and dinners together. Here she is remembering our brush with the … Continue reading

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