Kristina Olsson

It is a common assumption that nothing much happens in small country towns; that they are insular places where people live their entire lives, unchallenged by the outside world. But I never found the towns I lived in to be stagnant: conservative and sometimes small-minded, yes, but never uniformly dull. Individuals and families come and go; people run away or arrive, seeking refuge; people return after years of absence to settle down again.

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Susan Wyndham reviews 'Shell' by Kristina Olsson

Susan Wyndham
Thursday, 25 October 2018

The story of the Sydney Opera House is usually told as the heroic tragedy of its Danish architect, Jørn Utzon, who won the design competition for his breathtaking cluster of white sails but resigned before its completion over conflict about practicalities, costs, and government interference ...

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Open Page with Kristina Olsson

Australian Book Review
Friday, 27 July 2018

It’s always about a question; the book is my attempt at answering it. The learning curve is what lures me to the desk each day.

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