Stephanie King

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Review — 25 Sep 2023

The Things We Live With: Essays on Uncertainty by Gemma Nisbet

The Things We Live With by Gemma Nisbet is a pensive exploration of memory and family staged through her encounters with everyday objects. Nisbet is a regular contributor to the…

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Review — 20 Apr 2023

Orphia and Eurydicius by Elyse John

Elyse John’s Orphia and Eurydicius is a sumptuous, gender-bending retelling of the Greek myth Orpheus and Eurydice. It celebrates the queer magic of storytelling and also women’s voices in…

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Review — 27 Mar 2023

Greek Lessons by Han Kang (trans. Deborah Smith & Emily Yae Won)

Greek Lessons is Han Kang’s latest novel to be translated into English by Deborah Smith and Emily Yae Won. Han Kang is best known for The Vegetarian, the version…

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Review — 3 Mar 2023

Dress Rehearsals: A Memoir Made of Poetry by Madison Godfrey

Dress Rehearsals by Madison Godfrey is a powerful second collection of prose poetry. Alongside their previous collection How To Be Held (2018), a number of their other poems have been…

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Review — 30 Jan 2023

Abandon Every Hope: Essays for the Dead by Hayley Singer

In Abandon Every Hope, Hayley Singer asks us to sit with our grief and discomfort in the wake of a pandemic, amid global suffering and the horrors of capitalism…

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Review — 31 Aug 2022

Blackbirds Don’t Mate with Starlings by Janaka Malwatta

This fascinating collection of poetry showcases Janaka Malwatta’s incredible skill as a poet. Born in Sri Lanka, Malwatta has lived in both England and Australia. His poetry hasbeen published in…

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Review — 29 Aug 2022

Where You Left Us by Rhiannon Wilde

This month, Rhiannon Wilde brings us her second book Where You Left Us, a gorgeous, Gothic novel set by the ocean. Wilde is a sparkling new voice in Australian…

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Review — 3 Apr 2022

The Good Captain by Sean Rabin

Sean Rabin’s The Good Captain is a high-stakes, Australian cli-fi thriller set on the high seas. Rabin’s previous book, Wood Green, was shortlisted for the Readings Prize for New…

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Review — 2 Mar 2022

And to Ecstasy by Marjon Mossammaparast

In And to Ecstasy, Marjon Mossammaparast crafts a glimmering dream-like collection of poetry divided into three parts: [There], [Here] and F i e l d.

Mossammaparast is an award-winning…

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