Wayne MacAuley

Alex Cothren reviews Simpson Returns: A novella by Wayne Macauley

Alex Cothren
21 April 2019

Care and compassion, a fair go, freedom, honesty, trustworthiness, respect, and tolerance. These were the nine ‘Australian values’ that former Liberal Opposition Leader Brendan Nelson More

Adam Rivett reviews 'The Cook' by Wayne Macauley

Adam Rivett
27 September 2011

For a work that deals heavily with culinary aspirations, it is going to be hard to review Wayne Macauley’s brilliant new novel The Cook without reference to Masterchef, so let’s get it out of the way early. This year, after each new episode of the television show aired, the assorted snark-addled wits of the Fairfax press gathered online to do their mocking work. The mechan ... More

Laurie Steed reviews 'Other Stories' by Wayne MacAuley

Laurie Steed
04 May 2011

How to review a book that includes, as major characters, Simpson and his donkey, the Dig Tree, and a bus that may or may not be a tram?

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'Half a house on a truck near T——', a new story by Wayne Macauley

Wayne Macauley
14 April 2011

Now you won’t believe this one, but I’ll tell it anyway. There was a man, a roof tiler, and he was happily married to a woman called Nicole who worked part-time as a nail technician; t More