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My Hundred Lovers hits the stage….

Some interesting news: Melbourne-based actor and director Leisa Shelton talked me into agreeing to a stage adaptation of my last novel My Hundred Lovers and we have just learned that the project has got the green light. Over the years … Continue reading

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Finished, and finished

Finishing a book is like waking, cured, from an illness; a fever perhaps, something febrile and unwavering. When I am in the grip of a book everything but the writing of the book falls away: in the old days, before … Continue reading

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On faith

THIS WEEK I AM leaving journalism (again) for the perils of fiction. I’m returning to that trackless place, without the guide of who/why/when/where (the four “w’s” we were told as cadet journalists we needed to put into our stories). Unlike … Continue reading

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Mudgee Readers’ Festival 2013

    Mudgee Readers’ Festival 2013 Just a shout out to anyone within cooee of Mudgee this weekend August 10-11. A small group of authors including Stephanie Dowrick, Sarah Turnbull, Bettina Arndt, Katherine Howell, Tara Moss, Peter Goldsworthy and me will … Continue reading

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Voting for the Courier Mail People’s Choice Book of the Year is open!

And My Hundred Lovers is on it…. Very chuffed indeed to be on a list that includes the wonderful Kristina Olsson and Matthew Condon. I’m a big fan, too, of Melissa Lucashenko — haven’t read the other books, but wish … Continue reading

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Still standing

  WHEN MY BOYS were small, they loved a story I used to read to them about an adventurous mouse who went to sea. When the mouse was young he stood in the harbour and watched the boats sail away, … Continue reading

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Add your own lover!

Inspired by the beautiful photographs that readers have sent me regarding their own hundred lovers, I’m inviting anyone who cares to send to me a pic of a lover, and I’ll post it here. And here’s the first pic, which Pam … Continue reading

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On reviewing….

Here’s the stinker I told you was coming….I hate to say I told you so, but…. I’m posting the two latest reviews because I think they clearly prove my point about reviewing, reading etc, in that both reviews say as … Continue reading

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Book group notes: My Hundred Lovers

My favourite quote of the day comes from Jonthan Franzen, quoting another writer friend of his, who always answers the question: “How autobiographical is your book?” with this: “About seventeen and a half per cent”. How autobiographical is your book? … Continue reading

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The mayor and the book of love

PRESS RELEASE MAYOR WILLIAMS TO LAUNCH BOOK OF LOVE It will be a mayoral discussion with a difference when Redlands Mayor, Karen Williams joins leading Brisbane author, Susan Johnson for the launch of the author’s newest, groundbreaking novel. Ms Johnson’s … Continue reading

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