Monthly Archives: March 2015

‘The world is not run from where he thinks’: Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall – and some upcoming talks on Six Capitals and Double Entry

I’ve just finished reading Hilary Mantel’s bestselling, prize-winning Wolf Hall. I’m a little late to the party – it was published in 2009 and the mini series has already screened on BBC 2 – but wow! What a novel. The reign … Continue reading

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‘nothing less than a seizure’: Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice

From hot books at Adelaide Writers’ Week – to illicit passion in Venice. Death in Venice is a highly stylised, richly suggestive story of the last days of Gustav Aschenbach, a feted writer uncharacteristically overwhelmed, at the age of 53, … Continue reading

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The wonderful Adelaide Writers’ Week 2015 – and the Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship

I only experienced one and a half days of the Adelaide Writers’ Week 2015 – but it was such a beautifully curated (by the brilliant Laura Kroetsch and her team) feast of a literary festival that it feels I was … Continue reading

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