Accessibility Tools

  • Content scaling 100%
  • Font size 100%
  • Line height 100%
  • Letter spacing 100%

Andrea Goldsmith

Andrea Goldsmith is a Melbourne-based novelist and reviewer. Her novels include The Prosperous Thief (2002), which was short-listed for the Miles Franklin, the acclaimed Reunion, and The Memory Trap (2013), a novel of monuments, marriage, and music, awarded the Melbourne Prize in 2015. She also writes essays and articles, many of which are posted on her website.

Andrea Goldsmith reviews 'Curiosity' by Alberto Manguel

September 2015, no. 374 26 August 2015
There are two broad approaches to reading Alberto Manguel’s Curiosity. The first type of reader will study the book – or rather, the text – assiduously connecting the personal narratives that introduce each chapter with the books Manguel references in the more theoretical and discursive aspects that follow. Dante’s Commedia is a constant presence in Curiosity, so they will have their Dante ... (read more)

Andrea Goldsmith reviews 'Susan Sontag: A biography' by Daniel Schreiber, translated by David Dollenmayer and 'Susan Sontag' by Jerome Boyd Maunsell

March 2015, no. 369 26 February 2015
At the age of eight I wanted to be a novelist. By the age of eighteen, having fallen in love with an intellectual, I aspired to be a novelist with sturdy intellectual credentials. There was much work to be done. My beloved set me a course of essential reading, including Susan Sontag’s first two essay collections and her two early novels. ... (read more)

Andrea Goldsmith reviews 'Singing for All He’s Worth: Essays in Honour of Jacob G. Rosenberg' edited by Alex Skovron, Raimond Gaita, and Alex Miller

November 2011, no. 336 25 October 2011
With the likes of Helen Garner, Arnold Zable, and Chris Wallace-Crabbe, the contents page of this essay collection reads like a who’s who of Australian literature. The editor–contributors are the poet Alex Skovron, philosopher Raimond Gaita, and novelist Alex Miller. The publisher is Picador. The man honoured in these essays is Jacob Rosenberg. ... (read more)
Page 3 of 3