Anna Heyward reviews 'End of the Night Girl' by Amy T. Matthews

End of the Night Girl

by Amy T. Matthews

Wakefield Press, $24.95 pb, 280 pp, 9781862549449

End of the Night Girl, the first novel by Adelaide writer Amy T. Matthews, is a story about one of the most difficult tasks of writing and scholarship in the past sixty years: imagining the Shoah. In attempting this task, Matthews emulates writers such as W.G. Sebald, Thomas Keneally, Elfriede Jelinek, and Inga Clendinnen.

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Anna Heyward

Anna Heyward

Anna Heyward is an arts and politics journalist and an editor, living in the United States.

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