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Samuel Bernard

Samuel Bernard

Samuel Bernard is a freelance writer, critic, and editor. He writes for The Weekend Australian’s ‘Notable Books’ column, and also writes features and criticism for Good Reading Magazine. His fiction has appeared in Backstory Journal and he is an Editor for Verge Literary Journal. He has a Master of Writing and is completing a PhD in Creative Writing at Monash University.

Samuel Bernard reviews 'Gemini Falls' by Sean Wilson

May 2023, no. 453 28 April 2023
Australian rural noir – very much in vogue right now – exhibits Australians’ fascination with landscape, crime, and our complex history. Sean Wilson, who was shortlisted for the Patrick White Playwrights Award in 2016, has encapsulated these elements in his début novel, Gemini Falls. What emerges from the novel is a reflection on our modern society. Themes of rising inequality, power, welfa ... (read more)