Monthly Archives: May 2013

‘a promise that the rock of the world was founded securely on a fairy’s wing’: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thanks to the release in Australia last night of Baz Luhrmann’s spectacular new film The Great Gatsby – and the fact I seem to have been talking (on Radio National and at the SWF) for the last week about this … Continue reading

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It’s a wrap: Storytelling, accounting (aka storytelling) and the Sydney Writers’ Festival 2013

Last night novelist Claire Messud and actor, writer and jazz singer Molly Ringwald closed the Sydney Writers’ Festival for another year. It’s been the most fantastic festival – thanks to the energy and imagination of new director Jemma Birrell and … Continue reading

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Molly Ringwald and Sylvia Nasar at the Sydney Writers’ Festival 2013

I’m very excited to be interviewing Molly Ringwald and Sylvia Nasar at the Sydney Writers’ Festival this month. Two very different writers – one the star of 80s cult movies Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink directed by … Continue reading

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