‘A romantic comedy about climate change? That’s different.’ When I describe my new novel it’s clear that, for many, romantic comedy and climate change are an unlikely mix. But while dark apocalyptic tales abound, they don’t have a monopoly on this theme. I believe there is also room for funny climate change love stories. There’s…

Sally Piper talks to Cass Moriarty about her latest novel Parting Words (UQP 2017). In Parting Words, three siblings fulfil the posthumous wishes of their father, Daniel Whittaker, to hand-deliver his letters, content unknown, to people who are strangers to them. They discover much about the man they thought they knew. What motivated you most…

While becoming a published author in recent years has been a thrill, the highlight of my career has been my involvement in the publication of someone else’s book. This probably needs some clarification. The ‘someone else’ I refer to is not one person but fourteen young Indigenous students from remote communities all around Queensland and…

Claims by critics that fiction that draws on domestic themes fails to address important issues ignores the fact that the domestic space can be politicised. When comparing literature written by men with that written by women, Virginia Woolf famously states in A Room of One’s Own: ‘…this is an important book, the critics assume, because…

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