Tag: Andrew Leach

FAVOURITE STORY: Andrew Leach

This isn’t my favourite book. It’s not by one of my favourite authors. But it is my favourite story. Let me tell you why. But first, what do I mean by favourite story, as opposed to favourite book? I mean the narrative that plays out again and again, the one that lives inside you, the

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BOOK REVIEW: The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton

Some writers tell tales of what people do. Tim Winton’s stories mine a deeper seam and play around with the notion of why people do the things they do. From poor Lester Lamb in Winton’s best-known work, Cloudstreet, forever seeking to atone for the accident that damaged his son, Fish; to the enigmatic, haunted Luther

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FICTION: These Persons Not Present by Andrew Leach

You slide your hand under the pillows. As it travels across the sheets like a great hovercraft traversing a snowfield, white and bumpy where creased ravines and folded glaciers have been wrought deep from sleep, you feel the tiniest grains of sand. Or maybe they’re crumbs fallen from digestive biscuits or morning toast from any

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FICTION: Star Crossed ’95 by Andrew Leach

Ed Cramer says so you think twenty million sounds about right? The man on the other end of the phone says should be, yeah. Ed whistles through his teeth. Nice, he says. Put it this way, the other man says. They’ve already come up with sixteen point five. Ed doesn’t want to say that will

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BEST BOOKS: Ross Jeffery’s Best Books Read in 2018

Our head of books has been rather busy this year and has had a remarkable turnover of reviews. Reading everything that has come his way, from the big publishers to many a independent press and so we feel he’s the guy to talk to you about his best books of 2018 – or the year

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