Sydney Writer’s Festival – Part 3 and a Half

It's time to bring this baby home!My final sessions and thoughts about this year's Sydney Writer's Festival.Town Hall, Sydney - Vivid-styleOn Friday evening, Mr Books and I went into Town Hall to hear George Saunders, Colson Whitehead, Mona Chalabi and Julia Turner discuss the topic American Carnage. The term references the point in Trump's inaugural … Continue reading Sydney Writer’s Festival – Part 3 and a Half

Ru by Kim Thuy

I love it when I discover a new author that simply bowls me over with the beautiful simplicity of her story. Reading Thuy's (pronounced twee) autobiographical novel, Ru has been a magical, moving experience."I came into the world during the Tet Offensive, in the early days of the Year of the Monkey, when the long … Continue reading Ru by Kim Thuy

Edmund de Waal

I'm going to break my self-imposed silence to tell you about the Sydney Writers Festival event I went to yesterday.Edmund de Waal of The Hare With the Amber Eyes fame spoke to Caroline Baum. This was one of my favourite books of last year, so I moved heaven and earth to get to the Opera … Continue reading Edmund de Waal