A Hundred Small Lessons (the title is drawn from a Michael Ondaatje poem) explores notions of home, family, identity, creativity, ageing and our relationship with cities and the natural world.
When Robbi Neal and her family moved from Geelong to the remote Lockhart River Aboriginal community in Cape York to manage the local art centre, their plan was to stay for a year. One year turned into seven and during her stay, Neal (an artist, former Baptist pastor and welfare worker) listened to the […]
Lily Chan was born in Kyoto, raised in Narrogin and now lives in Melbourne. Set in Japan and Western Australia, her debut work is a moving and lyrical reimagining of her grandmother’s life. Toyo: A memoir won the 2013 Dobbie Literary Award for a first published author. I interviewed the author at the 2013 Byron […]
It’s wonderful to list the accolades this amazing book continues to attract: Joint winner 2014 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards – Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction Shortlisted 2014 Stella Prize Shortlisted 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, Non-Fiction Award Winner 2013 Queensland Literary Awards, Non-Fiction Award Shortlisted 2013 Queensland Literary Awards, Courier-Mail People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year […]