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Rodney Hall

Rodney Hall

Rodney Hall is the author of more than thirty books. He has won the Miles Franklin Award twice, for Just Relations (1982) and The Grisly Wife (1994). Many of his novels and poems have been published internationally. An extract from his latest memoir, popeye never told you was published in the May 2010 issue of ABR. Rodney lives in Melbourne.

An extract from 'popeye never told you' by Rodney Hall

May 2010, no. 321 01 May 2010
Mike heaves the window down to slam it shut, and Di comes running across the carpet just in time to see the whole town change into black chimneys and glass flashes and this one WOW! comes so close i duck and the windows rattle and i see weird rooms over there like bright toilets and rooms with cupboards and enormous shadows flicker on the wallpaper, but im not afraid because Mikes here and im goin ... (read more)

Rodney Hall reviews 'Crucible' by J.P. McKinney

June–July 2014, no. 362 27 May 2014
Everybody knows by now that the eBook may soon become as significant to literature as recording is to music. The copyright problems are evident, but on the positive side the tired old market-driven canon is being given a rude shake-up. Quality speaks for itself. Recent welcome revivals include editions of David Ireland’s The Unknown Industrial Prisoner (1971) and Kenneth Mackenzie’s flawless ... (read more)