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 […]
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 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?