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Desperation, by Ashleigh Andrade

She sat there on the park bench waiting. She peered out at the decaying, unruly forest. Shadows breached every space even the recesses of her mind. It had been a few hours now that he was meant to arrive. Adeline … Continue reading

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Mangoes Make Hairy Babies, by Rebecca Raisin

Six summers ago, I wound up alone in a small village in the tourist town of Cebu in the Philippines, penniless, pregnant and a little pessimistic.  I had nothing except a healthy curiosity and a penchant for mangoes. I was … Continue reading

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A chat with Tess Gerritsen (Melbourne Writers’ Festival)

I recently met with Tess Gerritsen, internationally bestselling novelist, for a chat at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival. Tess has written medical thriller novels and romantic suspense novels but is best known for her crime novels featuring detective Jane Rizzoli and … Continue reading

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Short Story Competitions – Sep/Oct/Nov 2011

             The Australian Literature Review is running monthly short story competitions for September, October and November. Stories should be 1,000-3,000 words in length and fit the theme for the relevant month. Stories should be submitted to auslit@hotmail.com as an attached … Continue reading

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Story Workshop with Maria V Snyder (Melbourne Writing Team)

The AusLit Melbourne Writing Team recently workshopped a story with visiting US New York Times bestselling novelist Maria V Snyder (interviewed here). Maria toured Australia and New Zealand, following a campaign by her Australian readers for her publisher Harlequin Teen to … Continue reading

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Tony Park – Author Interview

What can readers look forward to in your latest novel African Dawn? African Dawn is a sequel to my third novel, African Sky.  Like African Sky it’s partly historical – all my other novels have been set in modern times.  … Continue reading

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A chat with Lauren Kate (Botanical Gardens, Brisbane)

I recently met Lauren Kate for a chat at the Brisbane Botanical Gardens. Passion, the third novel in her Fallen series, was released in mid June and has dominated Australia’s bestsellers lists since then. Lauren said she was enjoying her Australian tour and … Continue reading

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AusLit Debut Novels Project 2012

The Australian Literature Review is trying something new and has launched a crowdfunding campaign with Pozible.com. The way it works is that sponsors from anywhere in the world pledge an amount from $1 upwards, with rewards on offer to sponsors … Continue reading

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Maria V Snyder – Author Interview

For those unfamiliar, how would you describe your fiction? My stories so far fall under the wide umbrella of speculative fiction.  I’ve six fantasy books and two dystopian novels.  I would say my style is character-focused, fast-paced, and uses elements … Continue reading

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John Flanagan – Author Interview

In your previous interview with The Australian Literature Review, you announced that Ranger’s Apprentice book 11 is going be a collection of short stories spanning the entire time period of the Ranger’s Apprentice series. What is a major difference or two you … Continue reading

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