Fertile ground

A collection of writings on writing
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May 2021, no. 431
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Reading Like an Australian Writer edited by Belinda Castles

NewSouth, $34.99 pb, 368 pp

Fertile ground

A collection of writings on writing
by
May 2021, no. 431

‘When I first began reading Nam Le’s Love and honour and pity and pride and compassion and sacrifice, I was sceptical: a story about a writer writing a story? A writer at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, no less? Isn’t this a little self-indulgent? Hasn’t this been done before?’

So begins Fiona McFarlane in her essay for Reading Like an Australian Writer, a new collection of writings on writing, edited by award-winning novelist Belinda Castles. I shared a little of this sentiment when Castles’ book arrived for review. Yet another book of writers talking about the books that inspire them? Isn’t this familiar territory?

Polly Simons reviews 'Reading Like an Australian Writer' edited by Belinda Castles

Reading Like an Australian Writer

edited by Belinda Castles

NewSouth, $34.99 pb, 368 pp

Buy this book

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