What is it with Australians and apostrophes?
OK, I accept that the subject of this blog is both trivial and reveals me as some kind of a trainspotterish weirdo. But there is only so much a woman … Continue reading
Gaza at Readings
This evening, I faced what I sincerely hope will be my last Gaza: Beneath the Bombs book event in Australia. Those in Sydney and Newcastle were fairly gentle affairs, with … Continue reading
New article: Randa Abdel-Fattah interviewed
Electronic Intifada, 4th May 2011 Randa Abdel-Fattah is the author of five novels for young adults and children. Born in Melbourne and now living in Sydney, she is also a … Continue reading
Andrew Bolt, Munther Fahmi
When I mentioned in an aside the other week that husband and I had been to Melbourne’s high court to see Andrew Bolt get a hiding, I hadn’t realised what … Continue reading
Reading Chaim Potok
There is a wrenchingly powerful passage in Chaim Potok’s The Promise, in which an elderly Rabbi, a great Talmudist who has survived the Holocaust in Eastern Europe and come to … Continue reading
Bookshops, Palestine 'solidarity', Andrew Bolt in court
Being petty bourgeois liberals, husband and I went to a discussion about the future of bookshops at the Wheeler Centre this evening. It probably didn’t tell me much I didn’t … Continue reading
Gaza: Beneath the Bombs – Australia events
The Gaza: Beneath the Bombs event at Glee Books in Sydney is now up on their website and tickets are on sale. Details and online purchases here. I’ll also be … Continue reading
All so true
Today I’m tired, ill, homesick, missing my cats and feeling incapable of doing anything more useful than sharing a Simon’s Cat film. Which is a work of genius.