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Lisa Bennett

Lisa Bennett

Lisa Bennett is a Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Flinders University.

Lisa Bennett reviews 'Apple and Knife' by Intan Paramaditha, translated by Stephen J. Epstein

May 2018, no. 401 26 April 2018
There is an observation in the titular story of Indonesian writer Intan Paramaditha’s first collection to be published in English, which can be read as the thematic spine of the book: ‘Sometimes it seemed like there was nothing new to talk about. It was the same old story, repeated over and over, all stitched together.’  This notion can be applied quite literally to the first piece in the ... (read more)

Lisa Bennett reviews 'The Art of Navigation' by Rose Michael

January–February 2018, no. 398 21 December 2017
Conceptually, The Art of Navigation is as intriguing as it is ambitious. The narrative is part near-future time travel, part historical drama, part nostalgic Australian Gothic – and all slipstream fiction. The novel braids, unbraids, and rebraids three main threads of time and place: suburban Melbourne in 1987; the royal courts of Elizabeth I and Rudolph II in 1587; and the outskirts of a new, n ... (read more)
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