Author: Arianne James

Close and Personal with Erin Hortle

Congratulations to Tasmania’s own Erin Hortle on the publication of her debut novel, The Octopus and I, which was released by Allen and Unwin yesterday. Read on for a fascinating insight into the inspiration behind the book. Where did the idea for this novel come from? I was inspired to write what became The Octopus and […]

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Toni Morrison

Let’s continue our series on inspiring female writers with Toni Morrison, a formidable woman in the literary world and obvious choice for this list. She was the recipient of a number of prestigious awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Nobel prize for literature in 1993, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in […]

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Women Who Write – A new blog series.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we thought why not celebrate the incredible female (and female identifying) literary greats, both past and present? So, every two weeks we will feature an extraordinary female writer and their work on the blog. Let’s kick off with Nikita Gill, a brilliant young poet whose fame began when she started […]

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Close and Personal with Favel Parrett

Favel Parrett, the award winning author of Past The Shallows and When The Night Comes, is a writer of astonishingly moving stories in rare, evocative prose. Arianne was lucky enough to speak with her about her latest novel, There Was Still Love, set between Prague and Australia. It is a tale of memory, family, and the […]

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