Helen Garner

Helen Garner reviews That Eye The Sky by Tim Winton

Helen Garner
20 June 2019

This book is about a twelve-year-old boy called Ort Flack, into whose life, at a moment of drastic need, bursts none other than God, in the form of a silvery white cloud. The cloud has bee More

Evelyn Juers reviews 'The Feel of Steel' by Helen Garner

Evelyn Juers
05 March 2019

Following True StoriesMore

Jan McGuinness reviews 'A Writing Life: Helen Garner and her work' by Bernadette Brennan

Jan McGuinness
27 April 2017

Who is the I in Helen Garner’s work? This is the question Bernadette Brennan probes by canvassing more than forty years of Garner’s writing and her seventy-four-year existence More

Jill Jones reviews 'Everywhere I Look' by Helen Garner

Jill Jones
22 April 2016

You could regard this latest book by Helen Garner as simply a collection of various essays, a miscellany if you wish, but to do so would be to give it less than its due. There is nothing casual or accidental about Everywhere I Look. Its coherence may, of course, have much to do with Garner's voice, which is consistent and compelling, as is her actual writin ... More

Helen Garner

24 March 2015

Helen Garner (1942–) is an Australian novelist and non-fiction writer. Garner’s first novel, Monkey Grip, was published in 1977 and was adapted for film in 1981. Since then she has written many works of fiction, including The Children’s Bach (1984), Cosmo Cosmolino (1992), and The Spare Room (2008), as well as non-fiction, including ... More

Bernadette Brennan on 'The Children's Bach' by Helen Garner for Reading Australia

Bernadette Brennan
24 March 2015

‘For our house is our corner of our world … If we look at it intimately, the humblest dwelling has beauty.’

Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space (1958)

Houses, and their domestic spaces of intimacy and negotiation, sit at the core of Hel ... More

Peter Rose reviews 'Joe Cinque's Consolation' by Helen Garner

Peter Rose
02 October 2014

Already, Anu Singh’s story is grimly familiar. Now free again, just thirty-one, she has entered the popular pantheon of malefactors. Her attractive face appears in the newspapers, taut with self-justification. There is talk of a documentary. Notoriety, even a kind of celebrity – that amoral nirvana – is hers.

If Singh’s deepest motivation f ... More

Peter Rose reviews 'The Spare Room' by Helen Garner

Peter Rose
02 October 2014
The Spare Room marks Helen Garner’s return to fiction after a long interval. Since Cosmo Cosmolino (1992), she has concentrated on non-fiction and journalism: newspaper colu More

Felicity Plunkett reviews Helen Garner's new book

Felicity Plunkett
25 August 2014

Felicity Plunkett reviews Helen Garner's new book about the Farquharson case and discusses the complex effect love has on human motivation.

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