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31 08, 2017

#LoveOzYAbookclub August 2017 discussion post: BECOMING KIRRALI LEWIS (Jane Harrison)

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Ever read a little book that leaves a big mark? Last year I tried to get stuck into reading as much popular fiction by Indigenous authors as I could. Jared Thomas, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Tony Birch and Jane Harrison all left their mark on my mind, but something about KIRRALI LEWIS remained with me. I think [...]

17 08, 2017

#LoveOzYAbookclub – August 2017 author interview: Jane Harrison (BECOMING KIRRALI LEWIS)

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Our book this month is written by one of the loveliest people you could hope to meet – Jane Harrison is a descendent of the Muruwari people of NSW, and is an award-winning playwright and author. Apart from all her amazing achievements, and being an awesome writer, Jane is just an all-round ace person – [...]

12 08, 2017

Sharing No Limits

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Hello again! I can hardly believe it, but NO LIMITS is about to go live. I originally wrote this book because - no matter what people told me - I simply could not stop obsessing over Harris's story. I had already sunk so deep into his head, and into the desperate situation that he and [...]

3 08, 2017

#LoveOzYAbookclub August 2017 title selection: BECOMING KIRRALI LEWIS (Jane Harrison)

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Sometimes I like to choose a book for bookclub that I feel has been a bit overlooked. Next month I’m planning to give you a wild ride, but the book for August 2017 is something a bit quieter and a bit special: local YA author and playwright and generally wonderful person Jane Harrison’s lovely book, [...]

28 07, 2017

#LoveOzYAbookclub June-July 2017 discussion post: INTO THE RIVER (Ted Dawe)

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Okay, first of all: I have no idea why this book was banned. The story exposes an unpalatable side of elite private boarding school education. But this is a side we know from (many) previous books – I was vividly reminded of Bryce Courtenay’s Power of One, and even Rebecca Starford’s Bad Behaviour springs to [...]

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