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1 Knockabout Lands New Role in Rattling Yarns Helen Elliott , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11 September 2021; (p. 14)

— Review of Sweet Jimmy Bryan Brown , 2021 single work novel
1 [Review] Scary Monsters Helen Elliott , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , October no. 182 2021; (p. 64)

— Review of Scary Monsters Michelle De Kretser , 2021 single work novel
1 [Review] Fury Helen Elliott , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , May no. 177 2021; (p. 65)

— Review of Fury Kathryn Heyman , 2021 single work autobiography
'Kathryn Heyman is a successful writer, novelist, scriptwriter, teacher. She speaks with rounded vowels, has straight teeth and expensive hair. In publicity shots she looks straight into the camera, exuding middle-class confidence.' (Introduction)
1 A Ripping Adults’-own Adventure Helen Elliott , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24 October 2020; (p. 16)

— Review of The Burning Island Jock Serong , 2020 single work novel

'Eliza Grayling is tall, capable, smart. It is 1830, so tall, capable, smart aligns with unmarriageable. Never mind. She is happy enough being thought about in Sydney Town as the tall spinster. She lives alone, in rather slatternly style, and earns her living teaching some appealing young children. She is also looking out for her father, blind and alcoholic, who lives alone on the edge of the bush.'  (Introduction)

1 [Review] The Living Sea of Waking Dreams Helen Elliott , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , November no. 172 2020;

— Review of The Living Sea of Waking Dreams Richard Flanagan , 2020 single work novel
1 [Review] The Time of Our Lives Helen Elliott , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , October no. 171 2020; (p. 64)

— Review of The Time of Our Lives Robert Dessaix , 2020 multi chapter work prose
1 Noted : A Room Made of Leaves Helen Elliott , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , August no. 169 2020; (p. 57)

— Review of A Room Made of Leaves Kate Grenville , 2020 single work novel
1 The Rain Heron : Robbie Arnott Helen Elliott , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , July no. 168 2020; (p. 57)

— Review of The Rain Heron Robbie Arnott , 2020 single work novel
1 Trek to Truth in the Jungle Helen Elliott , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2 May 2020; (p. 16)

— Review of Sweetness and Light Liam Pieper , 2020 single work novel

'Connor is an Australian bloke in his early 30s living by his wits in India. He’s in India but he has knocked about the world for so long it could just as easily be Thailand, or Cambodia, or Colombia.' (Introduction)

1 3 y separately published work icon Grandmothers : Essays by 21st-century Grandmothers Helen Elliott (editor), Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2020 18541213 2020 anthology autobiography

'An anthology of essays by twenty-four Australian women, edited by Helen Elliott, about the many aspects of being a grandmother in the 21st century. It seems so different from the experience we had of our grandmothers. Although perhaps the human essential, love, hasn’t shifted much? In thoughtful, provoking, uncompromising writing, a broad range of women reflect on vastly diverse experiences. This period of a woman’s life, a continuation and culmination, is as defining as any other and the words ‘grand’ and ‘mother’ rearrange and realign themselves into bright focus.

'The contributors: Stephanie Alexander, Maggie Beer, Judith Brett, Jane Caro, Elizabeth Cheung, Cresside Collette, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Helen Garner, Anastasia Gonis, Glenda Guest, Katherine Hattam, Celestine Hitiura Vaite, Yvette Holt, Cheryl Kernot, Ramona Koval, Alison Lester, Joan London, Jenny Macklin, Auntie Daphnie Milward, Mona Mobarek, Carol Raye and Gillian Triggs.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 The Weekend : Charlotte Wood Helen Elliott , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , October no. 160 2019; (p. 89)

— Review of The Weekend Charlotte Wood , 2019 single work novel
1 [Review] ‘The White Girl’ Helen Elliott , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , October no. 160 2019; (p. 58)
'One hundred and twenty-seven people. That was the census count of “the good white settlers” in the town where Odette Brown lives. Odette was not counted. None of her people were counted. They exist as shadows in a white world.' (Introduction)
1 [Review] The White Girl Helen Elliott , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , August no. 158 2019; (p. 64)

— Review of The White Girl Tony Birch , 2019 single work novel
'One hundred and twenty-seven people. That was the census count of “the good white settlers” in the town where Odette Brown lives. Odette was not counted. None of her people were counted. They exist as shadows in a white world.' (Introduction)
1 [Review] Zebra and Other Stories Helen Elliott , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , March no. 153 2019; (p. 72)

— Review of Zebra and Other Stories Debra Adelaide , 2019 selected work short story
1 [Review] Islands Helen Elliott , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , April no. 154 2019; (p. 72)

— Review of Islands Peggy Frew , 2019 single work novel
1 [Review] Room for a Stranger Helen Elliott , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , May no. 155 2019; (p. 65)

— Review of Room for a Stranger Melanie Cheng , 2019 single work novel
1 [Review] One Hundred Years of Dirt Helen Elliott , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , September no. 148 2018;

— Review of One Hundred Years of Dirt Rick Morton , 2018 single work autobiography
1 Noted : Axiomatic Helen Elliott , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , June no. 145 2018; (p. 64)
1 Noted : A Sand Archive Helen Elliott , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , May no. 144 2018; (p. 65)

'Gregory Day is a poet, musician, essayist, nature writer, philosopher, critic and novelist. All these accomplishments fleck his fifth novel, A Sand Archive. Day is a regional writer, meticulously documenting people and landscape along the south-west coast of Victoria. Coasts mean sand. There’s much to be learnt from the fact of | sand, from the high culture of Mondrian’s dunes series to engineering Victoria’s Great Ocean Road. Day grasps landscape as an intimate living thing, magical beyond our prosaic imaginations.' (Introduction)

1 [Review] Border Districts Helen Elliott , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: The Monthly , February no. 141 2018; (p. 72)

— Review of Border Districts Gerald Murnane , 2017 single work novel

'A man arrives to live in a country town “just short of the border” with a resolve to “guard my eyes”. To explain how he came by the expression “guard my eyes”, he begins a narrative of the past, of himself as a boy, then a youth. At the end of the book the origin of the expression is clarified. And the reader is stilled, humming with a new alertness.' Introduction

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