Read Write Read

I read, I write and then I read some more. Repeat process.

My words have been heard on TV and seen in newspapers and magazines. My first novel will be published April 2014 by Random House Australia. 

Lola Bensky

Lola Bensky - Lily Brett

I've always been a fan of Lily Brett. Her writing is sharp, witty, moving and uncompromising. And Lola Bensky is all of this, yet it wasn't one of my favourites. I 'm not even sure why, but it didn't grab me. Most of her novels draw me in, even when I'm despairing at the cruelty of much she writes about. Maybe I just felt too much of this was territory she's already explored and I didn't gain any new insights. 

If you haven't read Lily Brett, she is the daughter of Auswitchz survivors and the impact this has on them and her as a child of death camp  survivors is ever present in her novels. 

I'd encourage anyone to read Lily Brett because she is a formidable writer.

 

Currently reading

Sweet Tooth
Ian McEwan
Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?
Raymond Carver
Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
Naomi Oreskes, Erik M. Conway
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
Ana Juan, Catherynne M. Valente
The Physiology of Taste: Or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, M. F. K. Fisher (Translator), Bill Buford (Introduction)