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Rory Kennett-Lister

Rory Kennett-Lister is an Adelaide-based writer of criticism, fiction, and creative non-fiction. His work has been published by The Lifted Brow, Overland, and Collect Magazine, among others. He maintains a blog at where he writes on everything from typos to the links between socialism and the NBA.

Rory Kennett-Lister reviews 'Privacy' by Genna de Bont

November 2013, no. 356 31 October 2013
Privacy is an elusive concept. As Jonathan Franzen notes in his essay ‘Imperial Bedroom’ (2002), it is defined by negativity – freedom from interference, from disturbance, from observation – but resists any positive explanation. Privacy, Genna de Bont’s second novel, explores this slippery idea and uses privacy’s nebulous existence to call into question its relationship with exhibition ... (read more)