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George Papaellinas

George Papaellinas is a writer and editor whose collection of short stories, Ikons, was shortlisted in the NSW Premier's Awards in 1986. In 2004, he and Helen Addison-Smith edited Mumma's Kitchen: Recipes and stories.

George Papaellinas reviews 'The Smoking Book' by Lesley Stern

April 2000, no. 219 01 April 2000
When I was still a jot at uni, a medical student friend stumbled late out of her latest lecture and reassured me. And then she assured me, ‘It was horrible! We had slide after slide of some dead smoker’s lungs. And they were disgusting! I’m gonna be sick! Give me a cigarette!’ That’s when I first understood that ‘smoking’ was not ever going to be a straightforward subject. Smoking? ... (read more)