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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 30 March 2013 of The Weekend Australian est. 1977 The Weekend Australian
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* Contents derived from the 2013 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Cracking the Glass Camera, Lynden Barber , single work column (p. 16) Section: Review
The Essence of the Thing, Delia Falconer , single work review
— Review of Madeleine : A Life of Madeleine St. John Helen Trinca , 2013 single work biography ;
(p. 18) Section: Review
Hearts Break and Mend as a Widow Comes to Terms with Loss, Geordie Williamson , single work review
— Review of The Railwayman's Wife Ashley Hay , 2013 single work novel ;
(p. 18) Section: Review
A Pair of Ragged Claws, Stephen Romei , single work column
'The literary awards season shifted into gear this week with the Indie Awards and the release of the Miles Franklin longlist. The former, voted on by Australia's independent booksellers, has a habit of picking books that will go on to do well with prize judges and civilian readers alike. We also have a shortlist for the inaugural Stella Prize for Australian women's literature, set up partly to counter a perceived male bias in the Miles Franklin, and a longlist for its British-based inspiration, the Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly Orange Prize). It's early days -- we have the various state-based book prizes and the refreshingly idiosyncratic Prime Minister's Literary Awards to come -- but already some works look like being major players throughout the awards season, just as Anna Funder's All That I Am and Gillian Mears's Foal's Bread were last year. Melbourne writer Carrie Tiffany is on the Miles Franklin, Stella and Women's Prize lists for her second novel, Mateship with Birds. London-based ML Stedman is in the running for the Miles Franklin and the Women's Prize for her debut novel The Light Between Oceans and Sri Lankan-born Sydney author Michelle de Kretser is a Miles Franklin and Stella contender for Questions of Travel. I won't be at all surprised if these three books fight out the big local literary awards. Stedman has a head start after picking up the awards for best debut fiction and overall book of the year at the Indies. '(Abstract from publisher)
(p. 19) Section: Review
Austere Recollections of a 1950s Drifter, Peter Pierce , single work review
— Review of Fare Thee Well, Hoddle Grid Garry Kinnane , 2012 single work autobiography ;
(p. 20) Section: Review
Insider's Tale of a Force for Corruption, Martin Leonard , single work review
— Review of Three Crooked Kings Matthew Condon , 2013 single work biography ;
(p. 21) Section: Review
Sister Painted into a Corner, Bethanie Blanchard , single work review
— Review of Steeplechase Krissy Kneen , 2010 single work short story ;
(p. 22) Section: Review
A Whale of a Tale at the Edge of the World, Thuy On , single work review
— Review of Chasing the Light : A Novel of Antarctica Jesse Blackadder , 2013 single work novel ;
(p. 22) Section: Review

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