Byron Bay, here I come

Byron Bay, here I come

A clairvoyant once told me I should be careful what I wish for. This year I wanted to start facilitating panel discussions on the writers’ festival circuit, and look what’s happened – four panels at Sydney Writers Festival in May, and five in three...

Asking writers about writing

Here’s a thoughtful piece from retired Washington Post literary editor Bob Thompson.  In “Writing about Writers” he recounts having to interview Joan Didion about her memoir The Year of Magical Thinking – three days after her daughter...