A huge thanks to John Kinsella for his excellent posts last month. This month, our fabulous blogger is Maria Takolander. Her bio is below:

photo by Nicolas Walton Healy

Maria Takolander is the author of two books of poems, Ghostly Subjects, published by Salt in 2009, and The End of the World, forthcoming with Giramondo in 2013. She is also an award-winning fiction writer and the author of the forthcoming short-story collection, The Double, which will be published by Text in September. Her book of literary criticism, Catching Butterflies: Bringing Magical Realism to Ground, was published by Peter Lang in 2007. Maria is this year’s judge of theAustralian Book Review Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. She is currently working on a novel for Text Publishing, and she is a Senior Lecturer in Literary Studies and Professional and Creative Writing at Deakin University in Geelong.

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