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Reading catch-up: Orhan Pamuk’s A Strangeness in My Mind

Book 44 for the year is A Strangeness in My Mind. I love Orhan Pamuk's novels but I haven't read them all because not all are, well, accessible. The ones I've tried and not finished: My Name is Red and The Black Book. The ones I have, and have loved them all: Snow, The Museum of [...]

The Secret Son, review in The Australian newspaper

Was very happy to see this review of The Secret Son (alongside Leah Kaminsky's first novel The Waiting Room) in the paper over the weekend. An author dreams of reviews, and they don't always happen, small or big, positive or negative. They don't always happen quickly, and they don't always happen at all. With 400 new [...]

How good is this?

Am catching up with an old school friend on Monday (she lives in Sydney, me in Melbourne). She texted confirmation for our coffee and then included a link to an article in which she shared her response to my book with her readers. She also tweeted about it. She didn't have to do any of this, and [...]