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Emily Gallagher

Emily Gallagher

Emily Gallagher is a PhD student in the School of History at the Australian National University. 

Emily Gallagher reviews 'My Father’s Shadow' by Jannali Jones, 'This Is How We Change the Ending' by Vikki Wakefield, 'It Sounded Better in My Head' by Nina Kenwood, and 'The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling' by Wai Chim

December 2019, no. 417 25 November 2019
A whistleblower’s child hides from a drug ring in the Blue Mountains. A sixteen-year-old rolls through life like an armadillo. A Melbourne high-school graduate wrestles with her insecurities. The daughter of a Chinese restaurateur juggles her responsibility to care for her siblings as her mother’s health deteriorates. Four lives, four fragile families, and four exquisite books. Jannali Jones ... (read more)

Emily Gallagher reviews 'Highway Bodies' by Alison Evans, 'Four Dead Queens' by Astrid Scholte, 'The Honeyman and the Hunter' by Neil Grant, and 'How It Feels to Float' by Helena Fox

June–July 2019, no. 412 23 May 2019
On 20 August 2018 the ABC aired a ‘special literary edition’ of Q&A during the Melbourne Writers Festival. It had a stellar line-up: John Marsden, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Sofie Laguna, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, and Trent Dalton. Viewers must have been optimistic. Were Q&A’s producers indulging in a long hour of lively literary debate? Unfortunately, they were not. But even though politic ... (read more)