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Kylie Stevenson

Kylie Stevenson is a Melbourne-based writer and reviewer.

Kylie Stevenson reviews 'Breadfruit', 'Frangipani', and 'Tiare' by Célestine Hitiura Vaite

November 2006, no. 286 01 November 2006
The Australian soap Neighbours maintains its popularity overseas. Busloads of UK tourists bound for Vermont South attest to this. The soap’s popularity lies in its reflection of the domestic and the mundane. It provides a safe means for overseas viewers to explore the exotic: the trials of the Ramsay Street clan are not so different from their own. Soon, thanks to author Célestine Hitiura Vaite ... (read more)

Kylie Stevenson reviews 'The Crimes of Billy Fish' by Sarah Hopkins

April 2007, no. 290 26 August 2022
If you found the film Candy (2006) hard to swallow, with its junkie protagonists emerging from years of heroin addiction still looking like Hollywood film stars, then The Crimes of Billy Fish may be just what you need. Sarah Hopkins’s first novel has more in common with Luke Davies’ gritty novel Candy (1997), on which the film was based, than with the film’s improbable charms. ... (read more)