For the Curious Traveller there’s No Place like Home
2014 / Sunday

For the Curious Traveller there’s No Place like Home

Yao Wang To the person who has the instinct, travel can be a whole way of life. Why is it that so many people can’t resist getting away from home to a new environment? Does it matter where we go, or is it just a question of getting away from it all? Writer Robert Dessaix … Continue reading

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Enter the duck: The poetic world of a political artist
2014 / Sunday

Enter the duck: The poetic world of a political artist

Alice Goodman Michael Leunig’s signature image came from a moment of frustration, some 40 years ago. He was 24, and working as a newspaper’s political cartoonist in Canberra, “a little wet behind the ears,” and feeling totally incapable of producing the required witty political satire. The Australian government was sending his former classmates and friends … Continue reading

Identity Shifts Shape Novel Plotting
2014 / Sunday

Identity Shifts Shape Novel Plotting

Michelle Reti What is it about identity that continues to fascinate and intrigue authors and readers? In both fiction and non-fiction, authors have repeatedly explored changing concepts of identity through their characters. Janette Turner Hospital, Lenny Bartulin and Robert Wainwright gathered in the Philharmonia Studio, Walsh Bay, to discuss the elusive nature of identity – … Continue reading