Nicole Lee

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Website: http://www.nicolewlee.com

Twitter: @nicolewlee

Nicole Lee is a writer and actor living in Melbourne. When she is not prancing around a stage or writing furtively at the back of a café, she can be found working at Readings St Kilda.

Reviews

Viennese Romance by David Vogel

Reviewed by Nicole Lee

In 2012, poet and novelist David Vogel posthumously set the Israeli literary world alight with his unpublished manuscript, Viennese Romance. Scribed on 15 large sheets of paper in tiny writing, it wa…

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Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris

Reviewed by Nicole Lee

For his ninth book, humorist David Sedaris has pooled together stories as diverse and obscure as the collection’s title: Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls.

In his signature conversational style, Seda…

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Bone Ash Sky by Katerina Cosgrove

Reviewed by Nicole Lee

In the first few pages of Katerina Cosgrove’s Bone Ash Sky, Anoush Pakradounian, an Armenian-Turkish American journalist, arrives in Beirut to report on a tribunal. Her father, a member of the Christ…

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Harmless by Julienne van Loon

Reviewed by Nicole Lee

Harmless, Julienne van Loon’s third book, is a short, tight novella that deals with humans on the fringe. It follows eight-year-old Amanda and Thai born Rattuwat as they cross the suburbs of Western …

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Winter Journal by Paul Auster

Reviewed by Nicole Lee

In a piece for The Paris Review, the interviewer comments that in Paul Auster’s novel Leviathan, the lead character Peter Aaron not only bears Auster’s initials, but is also married to a woman whose …

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Home by Toni Morrison

Reviewed by Nicole Lee, Readings St Kilda

Toni Morrison’s tenth novel, Home, is a quiet revelation of masculinity and patriotism. In the opening image, Korean War veteran Frank observes the stance of horses as he hides with his sister Cee. ‘…

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Let’s Pretend this Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

Reviewed by Nicole Lee, Readings St Kilda

Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, has written a memoir. Self-described as ‘Little House on the Prairie but with more cursing’, Lawson seeks to both mortify and endear her readers with her sharp, smutty…

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The New Republic by Lionel Shriver

Reviewed by Nicole Lee, Readings St Kilda

Before her Orange Prize-winning novel, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver wrote seven books, one of which was unable to find an American publisher. Due to her ensuing success, this novel, Th

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As I Was Saying by Robert Dessaix

Reviewed by Nicole Lee, Readings St Kilda

In a speech given by Robert Dessaix at the awards ceremony for the Calibre Prize in 2010, Dessaix pondered whether the art of the essay is dead. After all, he mused, nobody ever won the Nobel Prize f…

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