Life a bit too much? Trent Dalton’s ‘Love Stories’ is the perfect reprieve

Love, the common denominator of the wild existence we find ourselves in. You surely love someone, or something, or somewhere – we love boldly, with anticipation. It’s the tsunami and the undercurrent, the flower and dirt, the sun and the rain. It’s an equaliser – and it’s the core of Trent Dalton’s latest offering, ‘Love Stories’.Continue readingLife a bit too much? Trent Dalton’s ‘Love Stories’ is the perfect reprieve

‘Maybe you should talk to someone’ is a book you should definitely read

What a belter of a two years, hey? COVID has well and truly kicked us in the guts and changed the lives of so many. ‘Maybe you should talk to someone’ is the latest offering from Lori Gottlieb, a New York Times bestselling author. The tag line says it all – it’s constructed around her work as a therapist, her experiences with her own therapist, and the stories that unravel and reveal our lives.Continue reading‘Maybe you should talk to someone’ is a book you should definitely read

Ten minutes with Amy Remeikis, author of ‘On Reckoning’

With all that occurred through 2021 – those historic allegations made by Brittany Higgins at the beginning, and the year of turbulence and ‘reckoning’ that followed – Amy Remeikis felt a rage so personal, so weighty, that it poured out of her, spilling into the pages of her latest offering. ‘On Reckoning’ is part of the ‘On’ series by Hachette Australia, where journalists and other writers from across Australia focus ‘On’ a theme that is important to them.Continue readingTen minutes with Amy Remeikis, author of ‘On Reckoning’

Exploring rage: An afternoon unpacking ‘On Reckoning’ with Amy Remeikis

Inside the four walls of Muse cafe, on a shadowy Sunday afternoon, we gathered – to explore rage, the weight of it, and how we navigate it, as articulated in Amy Remeikis’essay offering ‘On Reckoning’. The Owl’s Lara Stimpson tells us what it was like to be in the room.Continue readingExploring rage: An afternoon unpacking ‘On Reckoning’ with Amy Remeikis

It’s go time: 15 minutes on the eve of an election with Alicia Payne MP

As the 2022 Federal Election fast approaches, The Owl’s Lara Stimpson sat down with the Member for Canberra, Alicia Payne, to find out how Labor would tackle issues such as the cost of living, climate change, and aged cared should there be a change in government.Continue readingIt’s go time: 15 minutes on the eve of an election with Alicia Payne MP