Georgia Brough

Georgia Brough was the digital content coordinator and Readings Prize Manager.

Reviews

The Eighth Life (For Brilka) by Nino Haratischvili

The Eighth Life is the saga of a Georgian family – its intricate, interconnected lives, its losses, triumphs, sadnesses, and great loves, set against the sweep of Russian history across the twentieth…

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Here Until August: Stories by Josephine Rowe

In Here Until August, a young man rows across an azure lake above a sunken town, carrying the ashes of his mother in a biscuit tin; an insular couple weathers an icy Canadian winter, listening to the…

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The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa

On an isolated island, things are disappearing. Ribbon, hat, bird. One by one, they all disappear, and soon, the inhabitants of the island forget they ever existed at all. The disappearances are enfo…

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The White Girl by Tony Birch

In post-World War II Deane, a rural Australian town, Odette Brown cares for her granddaughter Sissy. They live on Deane’s fringes, in a run-down mining area called Quarrytown, where the local police …

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News

My favourite kick-you-in-the-guts reads

by Georgia Brough

So frequently I feel that these days I’ll read a book, close it, and say ‘Wasn’t that good’, and then move on without a backwards glance. But what about those books that are impossible to forget? Those books that kick you in the guts, jump up and down on your heart and stomach, refuse to leave you alone? Inspired by the upcoming Love Letter to a Book series at this year’s Melbourne Writers Festi…

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Compelling book covers

by Georgia Brough

Someone once asked me if I thought ebooks would ever fully replace print, and I remember thinking, absolutely not – not while books are such aesthetic objects, even not considering all the other joys a physical book holds. A large part of this is due to the cover – it’s a remarkable artistic medium that is required to do so much: engage the eye, give a sense of the book itself, and also convey al…

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