Why is a literary hoax?

Why is a literary hoax?

by Marija Peričić   A middle-aged woman poses as a transgender teenage boy; an Anglo-Australian man pretends to be an Indigenous woman; an Anglo-Australian woman assumes a Ukrainian immigrant identity. On the surface, the idea of a literary hoax seems straightforward...
Why read novels?

Why read novels?

by Marija Peričić   “There’s more to life than books you know, but not much more.”                                                 – The Smiths   As an emerging author, and as a reader, every few years I get a small chill of horror as a spate of...
Stories of stories.

Stories of stories.

by Marija Peričić “The Universe is made of stories, not of atoms.” – Muriel Rukeyser, “The Speed of Darkness”, 1968.       All we are is stories, and the telling of them, the hearing and writing of them. Stories fill the whole world, and all of...
A Short History Of My Sentimental Education

A Short History Of My Sentimental Education

By Moreno Giovannoni A Sentimental Education My father who died a few weeks ago left me a legacy. He left me the Italian language and Italy and he left me a book. Working backwards through that list of three, the book he left buried inside me and I had to work hard to...
A Short History Of Writing (or I Am Not A Writer)

A Short History Of Writing (or I Am Not A Writer)

by Moreno Giovannoni Dear Reader   There is a lot of writing about “the Writer’s Life”. This is not an example, except in  passing.   First of all, you must understand, I am not a writer.   Why I Wrote A Book   I just wanted to...
A Short History Of Reading

A Short History Of Reading

by Moreno Giovannoni   John Clarke, who died a month ago, said it:   Our minds were on fire at that age.   He was talking about the creativity he discovered in himself when he went to university. In my late teens and early twenties which is more or less...
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