Monthly Archives: July 2011

Anatomy of a Creative Writing MA, Part 8

My last course began with an adverse omen, or so it would seem in retrospect. All part-timers enrolled in the final subject, Professional Writing Project, met as a class just once, at the start of semester. Ten minutes late, I … Continue reading

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Writing Ourselves Out of Nature

Some of my all-time favourite books were written by twenty-somethings. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1985) by Jeanette Winterson (b. 1959) and The Beach (1996) by Alex Garland (b. 1970) are just two of them. Other notable works by … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Me-moir

Actor Nicholas Hope looked disappointed when he only came second in the pitching competition at the 2002 Sydney Writers’ Festival. One of 10 contestants selected from over 800 entrants, he had an idea for an autobiographical novel about life as … Continue reading

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