Open Page

Open Page with Sarah Sentilles

Australian Book Review
27 March 2018

I write to make sense of the world – or at least to ask better questions – and because words are powerful, transformative tools that can help bring into being a more just and life-giving world ...

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Open Page with Chris Masters

Australian Book Review
27 December 2017

I figure that with practice I might improve. Even if I don’t, I will persist. If in an entire book there is one sentence that works, I see it as proof of growth. Sometimes that sentence stares back at me as if it came from somewhere else ...

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Open Page with Roger McDonald

Australian Book Review
30 October 2017

Nothing is more humbling and gratifying to a writer than meeting a reader who has read their work, and this is where writers meet them, sometimes more than one, but if only one, hooray.

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Open Page with Josephine Wilson

Australian Book Review
22 September 2017

I dislike the word ‘cunt’. I know that is has been appropriated by women and is often used for strong contextual effect, but the hard c at the beginning and the sharp t at the end set my teeth on edge. It is a scary word, an effective one no doubt, but I have never been able to stomach it.

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Open Page with Gregory Day

Australian Book Review
26 July 2017

Why do you write? Because I get enjoyment out of it, and so do other people.

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Open Page with Louis Nowra

Australian Book Review
30 April 2017

I know I dream, but all I remember are my nightmares.

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Open Page with Ashley Hay

Australian Book Review
30 March 2017

Why do you write? It’s a hopeful or optimistic thing, I think, to try to catch bits of life, large or small, and explore them, understand them, then offer them up to readers who might also connect with them or for whom they might make sense.

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Open Page with Kim Mahood

Australian Book Review
21 December 2016

There’s no single film I could claim as favourite – among the films I’ve loved are The Royal Tenenbaums, Lost in Translation, Beetlejuice, Birdman, Blue Velvet, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Apocalypse Now, Doctor Strangelove, and All About Eve.

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Open page with Peter Singer

Australian Book Review
30 November 2016

Why do you write? Because I have something to say – and not just to one person, but to as many people as I can reach. And when the writing goes well, I enjoy doing it ...

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Open Page with Fiona Wright

Australian Book Review
24 August 2016

I've realised in recent years that without my writing I don't quite feel like a whole person. It brings me joy – I constantly feel grateful that I'm able to work at something that is joyous – but it also allows me to make sense of the world, so much so that I actually think I would be lost without it.

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