Michael Skinner

Michael Skinner works as a bookseller at Readings St Kilda.


Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen’s latest novel, Crossroads, abandons the overt political messaging of Freedom and the narrative globetrotting of Purity, returning instead to the neurotic dramas of the Midwestern fa…

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Late Bloomer by Clem Bastow

Throughout her life, Clem Bastow went through periods of intense obsession with dinosaurs, musical theatre and professional wrestling. Fresh out of school, she threw herself into music journalism and…

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This Is How by M.J. Hyland

This Is How is M.J. Hyland’s third and – though over a decade has passed since its publication in 2009 – most recent novel. It received high critical praise upon its release, including superlative re…

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The City Always Wins by Omar Robert Hamilton

The City Always Wins captures, in form and content, the frenzied optimism and the violent, reactionary turn of the Arab Spring as it unfolded in Tahrir Square, Cairo. We witness the action through th…

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Draw Your Weapons by Sarah Sentilles

In Draw Your Weapons, Sarah Sentilles weaves together politics, memoir and history to create a meditation on the relationship between war, art and critical theory. The fractured narrative recalls the…

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