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Issue Details: First known date: 2016 9 September 2016 of Brisbane Times est. 2016
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The Wharf Revue 2016: Back to Bite You at the Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre, Ron Cerabona , 2016 single work review
— Review of The Wharf Revue Jonathan Biggins Drew Forsythe Phillip Scott 2015 single work drama musical theatre ; Back to Bite You Jonathan Biggins Drew Forsythe Phillip Scott 2016 single work drama ;
'... The core team of Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott is back for another instalment of the long-running institution that is The Wharf Revue. In 2016's offering, Back to Bite You, there will be plenty of well-known figures from the political and public spheres appearing on stage in caricatured form to cop a serve, many of them familiar from previous years. ...'
On the Trail of Garrett Cotter, Robert Willson , 2016 single work review
— Review of Cotter : A Novel Richard Begbie 2016 single work novel ;
'When Garrett Cotter was born in 1802 in County Cork, Ireland, the only settled part of the Australian continent was the small town huddled around Sydney Cove. This illiterate ploughman was transported to Australia in 1822. When he died in 1886 the Commonwealth of Australia was only 15 years away and eventually a National Capital would grow up near where he had lived, with a river named after him. ...'
Richard Neville, the Great Disrupter : 'I Think the Party Goes on', Susan Wyndham , 2016 single work obituary
'As we farewell the great cultural disrupter, Richard Neville, who died aged 74 this week, I remember warmly the time he could have cost me my job. In 1987 I was the young editor of Good Weekend magazine and commissioned staff writer Ginny Dougary to interview Neville and his old friend Richard Walsh over dinner (so we could mimic the title of the brilliant 1981 film, My Dinner with Andre). ...'
The Shadow Game Reveals More about the Secret City of Canberra, Karen Hardy , 2016 single work review
— Review of The Shadow Game Steve Lewis Chris Uhlmann 2016 single work novel ;
'Canberra is a city of secrets. And when Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann first began writing their series of books back in 2011 they had a plan to reveal a few of them. ...'
Sarah Armstrong : Books That Changed Me, 2016 single work column
'Sarah Armstrong has been a journalist and producer for ABC radio and Foreign Correspondent on ABC TV. Her first novel, Salt Rain, was shortlisted for the 2005 Miles Franklin Award. Her third novel, Promise (Macmillan), is about a woman who runs away with her neighbour's son after she suspects he is being abused. She lives in northern NSW with her husband, the writer Alan Close. ...'
Author Steven Amsterdam Talks about Death and Why There Is No Easy Way Out, Linda Morris , 2016 single work review
— Review of The Easy Way Out Steven Amsterdam 2016 single work novel ;
'Every so often as a palliative care nurse, Steven Amsterdam is asked if there might be a less painful, more comfortable way out for a terminally ill patient. ...'
Tara June Winch Shows New Sophistication in After the Carnage, Gretchen Shirm , 2016 single work review
— Review of After the Carnage Tara June Winch 2016 selected work short story ;
'It's difficult to believe it has been 10 years since Tara June Winch's astonishing debut Swallow the Air. Winch's startling voice and ability to punctuate her world with arresting images resulted in a deluge of accolades. Notably, she received the Rolex Protege and Artist Mentorship, pairing her with Wole Soyinka, the Nigerian Nobel Laureate in literature. Since then, Winch has been at work on a novel, with her next instalment eagerly anticipated. But first she has delivered this short story collection. ...'
Note: Includes portrait of author Tara June Winch
Adele Dumont Finds the People among the Politics in No Man Is an Island, Simon Caterson , 2016 single work review
— Review of No Man Is an Island : One Teacher’s Story of How Humanity and Hope Flourished behind Barbed Wire Adele Dumont 2016 single work autobiography ;
'"Each time I enter my classroom, and the men assemble before me, I get an unmistakable feeling: that I belong here. If I were religious, maybe I would say that I had found my calling." During the period of increased arrivals that occurred under the Rudd-Gillard government, Adele Dumont took a job teaching English to asylum seekers being held in detention on Christmas Island and later at the Curtin detention centre in the West Australian desert. ...'
The Schooldays of Jesus by J.M. Coetzee Is an Elaborate Number-dance, Andrew Rlemer , 2016 single work review
— Review of The Schooldays of Jesus J. M. Coetzee 2016 single work children's fiction ;
'The Nobel laureate J. M. Coetzee's new novel begins with an epigraph in Spanish from Don Quixote: "Some say that second parts are never any good." This can be seen either as a challenge or as an insurance policy, perhaps both. The Schooldays of Jesus is a sequel to (or more accurately a continuation of) Coetzee's 2013 novel The Childhood of Jesus. In this "second part" Coetzee ensures that the main preoccupations of his earlier work are alluded to, though often in so oblique a manner that readers unfamiliar with it might well find themselves puzzled and perplexed. ...'
Sam Carmody Hooks a Violent Fishing Town in The Windy Season, Emma Young , 2016 single work review
— Review of The Windy Season Sam Carmody 2016 single work novel ;
'In his debut novel, The Windy Season, Australian writer Sam Carmody zeroes in on the unwashed and ominous underbelly of a seaside town. ...'

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