Novels & Short Stories

Seven Little Australians

April 7, 2022|

Ethel Turner, 1894 Ethel Turner’s Seven Little Australians is a literary masterpiece which constructs a strong sense of national identity that is distinctly Australian. It is ultimately about the birth of a nation, its people and the myth which holds the two together. From its opening [...]

The Slap

April 7, 2022|

Christos Tsiolkas, 2008 The Slap is full of swearing. As Danielle Williams, the Book Club Leader at the Sydney Writers’ Centre, advised potential readers ‘if you’re easily offended by swearing (and real swearing!) then this isn’t for you’. She explained that most of her own book [...]

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