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Dying falls, Elspeth Sandys

The Forrests Emily Perkins Bloomsbury Circus, $30.00, ISBN 9781408809235   By the time I came to read Emily Perkins’s novel The Forrests, it had already attracted considerable controversy: on the one hand, there were the comparisons with Virginia Woolf and…
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David Geary interviews Emily Perkins

Waiting for the (non-)event David Geary (DG): Has this lunch interrupted your day? Emily Perkins (EP): No, I always take a break in the afternoons. DG: You’re not a binge writer? EP: Nope. Nor top up. DG: Sorry? EP: It’s…
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Boxing the compass, David Eggleton

How Things Are Adrienne Jansen, Harry Ricketts, J C Sturm and Meg Campbell Whitireia Publishing and Daphne Brasell Press, $21.95 ISBN 0 958351341 four Damien Wilkins, Elizabeth Knox, Bill Manhire and Emily Perkins Published by the authors, no price given,…
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To sleep or not to sleep, Iain Sharp

Not Her Real Name and Other Stories Emily Perkins Victoria University Press, $24.95 ISBN 084673 2891 Since I first clapped eyes on it Anna Miles’ cover design for Not Her Real Name has puzzled and intrigued me. The front cover,…
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