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Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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Rock and jazz drummer Max is dead. Now, in his coffin as his friends prepare to bury him, Max is surrounded by the ghosts of his life and the dreams that never faded...In this sea of memory, Max recalls the tragedies, people and relationships that defined his life. - back cover

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  • Dedication: For Cyril Campbell, drummer and friend. 1954-2005

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The Silver Age of Fiction Peter Pierce , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 110-115)
Peter Pierce looks at contemporary Australian fiction to define Australia's 'Silver Age of Australian fiction' .
Engaging the Metaphorical City : Brisbane Male Fiction 1975-2007 Susan Carson , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sweat : The Subtropical Imaginary 2011; (p. 45-53)
'Brisbane writers and writing are increasingly represented as important to the city's identity as a site of urban cool, at least in marketing and public relations paradigms. It is therefore remarkable that recent Brisbane fiction clings strongly to a particular relationship to the climatic and built environment that is often located in the past and which seemingly turns away, or at least elides, the 'new' technologically-driven Brisbane. Literary Brisbane is often depicted in the context of nostalgia for the Brisbane that once was—a tropical, timbered, luxuriant city in which sex is associated with heat, and, in particular, sweat. In this writing sweat can produced by adrenaline or heat, but in particular, in Brisbane novels, it is the sweat of sex that characterises the literary city. Given that Brisbane is in fact a subtropical city, it is interesting that metaphors of a tropical climate and vegetation occur so frequently in Brisbane stories (and narratives set in other parts of the state) that writer Thea Astley was prompted at one point to remark that Queensland writing was in danger of developing into a tropical cliché.' Susan Carson.
Untitled Gabriel Fava , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 87 no. 1 2007; (p. 54)

— Review of The Dirty Beat Venero Armanno 2007 single work novel
Dead Man Talking Andrew Stafford , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8 - 9 September 2007; (p. 25)

— Review of The Dirty Beat Venero Armanno 2007 single work novel
Books Phil Brown , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 26 September - 2 October no. 655 2007; (p. 23)

— Review of The Dirty Beat Venero Armanno 2007 single work novel ; Is This the Way to Madagascar? Lydia Laube 2007 single work autobiography
Broken Chord Lucy Clark , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 7 October 2007; (p. 15)

— Review of The Dirty Beat Venero Armanno 2007 single work novel
Dead Max Brings Novel to Life Ian McFarlane , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 October 2007; (p. 14)

— Review of The Dirty Beat Venero Armanno 2007 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 October 2007; (p. 34)

— Review of The Dirty Beat Venero Armanno 2007 single work novel ; Eden : A Sandra Mahoney Mystery Dorothy Johnston 2007 single work novel
The Face : Venero Armanno : Writer Rosemary Sorensen , 2007 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10-11 November 2007; (p. 3)
Untitled Danielle O'Donohue , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 November 2007; (p. 12)

— Review of The Dirty Beat Venero Armanno 2007 single work novel
The Low-Down Owen Richardson , 2007-2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 297 2007-2008; (p. 34)

— Review of The Dirty Beat Venero Armanno 2007 single work novel
Untitled Gemma England , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: M/C Reviews

— Review of The Dirty Beat Venero Armanno 2007 single work novel
An Interview with Venero Armanno Gemma England (interviewer), 2007 single work interview
— Appears in: M/C Reviews
Last Rites of Wild Life on the Beat and the Road Peter Pierce , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 December 2007; (p. 35)

— Review of The Dirty Beat Venero Armanno 2007 single work novel
Untitled Gabriel Fava , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 87 no. 1 2007; (p. 54)

— Review of The Dirty Beat Venero Armanno 2007 single work novel
Dead Man Talking Andrew Stafford , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8 - 9 September 2007; (p. 25)

— Review of The Dirty Beat Venero Armanno 2007 single work novel
Books Phil Brown , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 26 September - 2 October no. 655 2007; (p. 23)

— Review of The Dirty Beat Venero Armanno 2007 single work novel ; Is This the Way to Madagascar? Lydia Laube 2007 single work autobiography
Broken Chord Lucy Clark , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 7 October 2007; (p. 15)

— Review of The Dirty Beat Venero Armanno 2007 single work novel
Dead Max Brings Novel to Life Ian McFarlane , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 October 2007; (p. 14)

— Review of The Dirty Beat Venero Armanno 2007 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 October 2007; (p. 34)

— Review of The Dirty Beat Venero Armanno 2007 single work novel ; Eden : A Sandra Mahoney Mystery Dorothy Johnston 2007 single work novel
Untitled Danielle O'Donohue , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 November 2007; (p. 12)

— Review of The Dirty Beat Venero Armanno 2007 single work novel
The Low-Down Owen Richardson , 2007-2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 297 2007-2008; (p. 34)

— Review of The Dirty Beat Venero Armanno 2007 single work novel
Untitled Gemma England , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: M/C Reviews

— Review of The Dirty Beat Venero Armanno 2007 single work novel
Last Rites of Wild Life on the Beat and the Road Peter Pierce , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 December 2007; (p. 35)

— Review of The Dirty Beat Venero Armanno 2007 single work novel
The Face : Venero Armanno : Writer Rosemary Sorensen , 2007 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10-11 November 2007; (p. 3)
An Interview with Venero Armanno Gemma England (interviewer), 2007 single work interview
— Appears in: M/C Reviews
The Silver Age of Fiction Peter Pierce , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 110-115)
Peter Pierce looks at contemporary Australian fiction to define Australia's 'Silver Age of Australian fiction' .
Engaging the Metaphorical City : Brisbane Male Fiction 1975-2007 Susan Carson , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sweat : The Subtropical Imaginary 2011; (p. 45-53)
'Brisbane writers and writing are increasingly represented as important to the city's identity as a site of urban cool, at least in marketing and public relations paradigms. It is therefore remarkable that recent Brisbane fiction clings strongly to a particular relationship to the climatic and built environment that is often located in the past and which seemingly turns away, or at least elides, the 'new' technologically-driven Brisbane. Literary Brisbane is often depicted in the context of nostalgia for the Brisbane that once was—a tropical, timbered, luxuriant city in which sex is associated with heat, and, in particular, sweat. In this writing sweat can produced by adrenaline or heat, but in particular, in Brisbane novels, it is the sweat of sex that characterises the literary city. Given that Brisbane is in fact a subtropical city, it is interesting that metaphors of a tropical climate and vegetation occur so frequently in Brisbane stories (and narratives set in other parts of the state) that writer Thea Astley was prompted at one point to remark that Queensland writing was in danger of developing into a tropical cliché.' Susan Carson.
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