Writer’s block

“The literary traffic across the Tasman isn’t as brisk as it should be. Much good writing has to come from Auckland or Wellington to Australia by way of publication in London; and New Zealand writers are not so well-known here as they deserve to be. For that reason it is welcome news that Elizabeth Knox and Elspeth Sandys will be guests at the Sydney Writer’s Festival next month.” Rave reviews for both: “inventiveness runs wild,” and The Washington Post is seduced by Knox’s latest, Billie’s Kiss


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Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Sydney-based artist Claus Stangl has taken out one of Australia’s top art honours with his portrait of Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi, The Guardian reports. Stangl won the packing room prize, a…