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WA Premier’s Book Awards

…and other important aspects of WA culture. Recently, the powers that be decided to halve the funding for the WA Premier’s Book Awards. This decision came just after the spectacular Giants event in Perth, and just before the Perth Writers’ … Continue reading

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Perth Writers’ Festival Pt. 2

And just like that, it’s over. Lowlights: Awful traffic, being late to things, rude audience members (seriously, who puts their hand up during question time and then accuses the author of not staying on track?). Highlights: (deep breath) Kate Forsyth, … Continue reading

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Everyone Needs a Dragon

I have two pet dragons. Unfortunately, they don’t yet breathe fire or fly, but neither have they eaten me and started to horde gold in my room, so I’m okay with the trade-off. Anyhow, it’s a constant debate amongst some … Continue reading

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Meetings in Melbourne

Last week, for the first time, I flew to Melbourne. Well, that’s a bit of an over-simplification. My intention was to fly to Melbourne. Instead, I flew to Adelaide. As far as travel goes, it was a shambles. Melbourne was … Continue reading

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Bagels and Book-Cases

Yesterday was my ideal day. The morning was spent at a symposium on Medieval Warfare, hosted by the University of Western Australia. There were swords and interesting lectures, and I wish I could have stayed longer. As it was, I … Continue reading

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Books by Mail

This week has brought copious amounts of books. Fortuitously, there is a spare bookcase in our house, which I intend to steal over the weekend. Why so many books? Well, firstly, I received the wonderful ‘What If? The Anthology of … Continue reading

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