Blanche Clark

Blanche Clark

Blanche Clark is a journalist and former Herald Sun books editor.

Blanche Clark reviews 'Dissent: The student press in 1960s Australia' by Sally Percival Wood

January–February 2018, no. 398 22 December 2017
Blanche Clark reviews 'Dissent: The student press in 1960s Australia' by Sally Percival Wood
The Guardian’s Australian bird of the year survey recently had the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) council in a flap. The student newspaper Farrago reported that the council had passed a motion condemning The Guardian for its failure to provide a preferential voting system. Farrago ‘broke’ the news on Twitter that UMSU president Yan Zhuang had fulfilled the council’s demands t ... (read more)

Blanche Clark reviews 'The Restorer' by Michael Sala

April 2017, no. 390 30 March 2017
Blanche Clark reviews 'The Restorer' by Michael Sala
Domestic violence is an everyday reality for tens of thousands of women in Australia. Recent horrors and public campaigns have raised awareness of this social scourge. Journalists have written extensively on the subject, yet it is novelists, as Michael Sala shows in The Restorer, that can give us a more acute view of the emotional complexities that bind couples and keep women in threatening domest ... (read more)