Delia Falconer

Delia Falconer reviews 'Moral Hazard' by Kate Jennings and 'Judgement Rock' by Joanna Murray-Smith

Delia Falconer
14 August 2019

From at least the mid-1980s, it has been almost obligatory for Australian reviewers to bemoan the dearth of contemporary political More

Terri-ann White reviews 'The Service of Clouds' by Delia Falconer

Terri-ann White
17 July 2019

This novel, Delia Falconer’s first, takes the form of a love lament: all about breath in bodies; textures and surfaces; clouds; mountains; photography; colour; gardens; illness. Much more, too, of course, and it is More

James Ley reviews 'The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers' by Delia Falconer

James Ley
07 June 2019

It is eight years since Delia Falconer published her successful début novel, The Service of Clouds. Eight years is a long time. It took James Joyce eight years to write Ulyss More

Delia Falconer reviews 'What Days Are For' by Robert Dessaix

Delia Falconer
24 November 2014

Robert Dessaix’s authorial voice reminds me of Christina Stead’s description of a small, clear wave running up a beach at low tide, playfully ‘ringing its air-bells’. He is not a writer of direct, declarative prose. Instead, Dessaix specialises in sentences that skip over and around their subjects, sometimes darting nimbly into brackets to investigate a seco ... More

Delia Falconer reviews 'The Snow Kimono'

Delia Falconer
25 August 2014

When Mark Henshaw’s début, Out of the Line of Fire, appeared in 1988, it was, as literary editor Stephen Romei states in his introduction to the recent Text Classics reissue, the ‘literary sensation of the year’. A novel about an Australian author’s difficulties in writing about his fugitive subject, the young German philosopher Wolfi, it was very mu ... More

Rhyll McMaster reviews 'Sydney' by Delia Falconer

Rhyll McMaster
12 October 2011

Delia Falconer’s Sydney, the third in a series from NewSouth in which leading Australian authors write about their hometowns, is like its harbour, brimful with tones, vivid with More

Open Page with Delia Falconer

29 June 2011

Why do you write?

I wish I knew. Living life in only one dimension, without having another world or set of characters to visit, doesn’t seem enough. I’m always happier when I’m writing, and not so easy to live with when I’m not.

Are you a vivid dreamer?
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