Monday, December 21, 2015

Book News & Reviews from the Sydney Morning Herald

Geraldine Brooks recommends her summer book

The Chimes by Anna Smaill. Georgia Bell 12:15am Geraldine Brooks recommends reading The Chimes by Anna Smaill.

Alyssa Palombo and the books that changed her life

Alyssa Palombo is the author of <i>The Violinist of Venice</i>. Alyssa Palombo Author Alyssa Palombo says The Other Boleyn Girl cemented her love of historical fiction.

Reviews: The Annihilation Score, Autobiography of James T Kirk, Xeelee Endurance

Take Three dinkus Colin Steele Colin Steele delves into the world of science fiction.

Verse Novel

Playwright Christine Evans recalls rainless summers in Cloudless, a verse novel

Playwright-cum-novelist Christine Evans: Years of theatre practice have taught her to write vividly and sparingly. LINDA MORRIS Vivid images from a Perth childhood set playwright Christine Evans on the path of becoming an accidental novelist, writes Linda Morris.

Elena Ferrante: The mysterious Italian writer talks about her acclaimed novels

<i>The Story of the Lost Child</i>. Jennifer Levasseur In an exclusive Australian interview, Elena Ferrante discusses her acclaimed Neapolitan novels and why she felt the need to publish under a pseudonym.

Letters to Nauru: child penpals bond in Befriend A Child In Detention project

Some of the letters from schoolchildren around the country received by the Befriend a Child in Detention group. The letters are sent along with books to children held in immigration detention in Australia and offshore. Dewi Cooke Letters written by Preston schoolchildren to children in detention on Nauru have mysteriously disappeared.

The Universe in Your Hand review: Christophe Galfard's imagination fills a void

<i></i> Reviewer: Frank O'Shea Reader will feel as though they are travelling through the vastness of space, backwards and forwards in time.


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