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John Nieuwenhuizen

John Nieuwenhuizen, who died in 2006, was editor of Australian Bookseller and Publisher and director of the Melbourne Writers’ Festival.

John Nieuwenhuizen reviews 'Cosmo Cosmolino' by Helen Garner

April 1992, no. 139 01 April 1992
The inner-suburban dinginess of Cosmo Cosmolino could place Helen Gamer within an honourable tradition stretching at least from Dickens (Charles) to Dickins (Barry). It is a tradition that, observing the mundane and the domestic (not to be confused with each other), has produced works of pathos and wit, of great emotional intensity and sparkling humour. It is a tradition within which great writers ... (read more)