All posts filed under ‘General

Australian Book Review: Polycrisis – Coming of age in a collapsing world

General 06.09.2023

J.R. Burgmann has reviewed Brendan Ritchie’s Eta Draconis and Roanna McClelland’s The Comforting Weight of Water for the Australian Book Review as both novels “in different ways [..] attend to the central question: how does one come of age in a collapsing world?” Much like the late Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, Ritchie’s rhythmic text is punctuated quite precisely […]

Beyond the Dark

General, Novels 17.07.2020

Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) have released their new publication, Beyond the Dark. Dystopian texts represent worlds that are both strange and strangely familiar. Appearing at a time of climate crisis and pandemic, this publication is intended as a guide for English teachers as they develop learning sequences for their students that […]

Fremantle Press: What is the power and the purpose of profanity?

Carousel, General 03.08.2015

Fremantle Press have put together a great article on the purpose of profanity in young adult fiction. “If used sparingly, and within context, I believe the f-word can form part of honest depictions of modern Australian life” The Classroom Express: What is the power and the purpose of profanity?