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The story so far: A visit with my grandson to story time at the library has made me ponder the many privileges men have over women. Where some of those privileges are able to be viewed as statistics and percentages, the one that is embedded in our language and literature is less often identified. I…
The story so far: children’s books are biased towards males and the use of the masculine pronoun despite evidence being available for at least the last 40 years that ‘he’ is not a gender-neutral term. I wonder how my own childhood reading relates to this literary privilege for males. I may not have said that…
The story so far: I’ve taken my grandson to story time at the library, where I am silently boiling as the librarian, as usual, identifies every creature in every game as male. No one else at story time seems to be as bothered as I am by the insistence on ‘he’ in the library books…
Once upon a time, we didn’t have to worry about gathering in cafes or playgrounds. We could take our grandchildren to story time and listen to the librarian. But there was a flaw in this utopia. My story starts in the distant past of 2019, but quickly reaches the present, when we have the time…

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In Paul iskov's interview with Poppy Penny on ABC Goldfields Esperance, he discusses the decision behind combining stories and recipes in his cookbook Fervor, what makes WA...
In this interview, Colin Varney dissects his debut novel 'Earworm', told from the perspective of a love song, and discusses his inspiration for writing the book. 
‘Sheen’ by Else Fitzgerald won second prize in the 2017 Margaret River Short Story Competition.
Joiner Bay by Laura Elvery was the winner of the 2017 Margaret River Short Story Competition.
As a photojournalist, Sue-Lyn’s work has taken her to Hong Kong, Cambodia and throughout Europe. She photographed and co-authored Chefs of the Margaret River Region, which showcases the beauty of the region through exquisite photographs. In Surfing Down South she conveys a characterful account of...
Danielle Costley is an author, journalist and avid foodie. She has worked with many well-known chefs, who have inspired her to learn more about sourcing and buying locally-grown seasonal food. Her passion for exceptional regional food that speaks of its origins has driven her to write a book celebrating not only her ‘food finds’ but the wonderful growers...
Author: Double Madness
Caroline de Costa is a professor at James Cook University School of Medicine. Her publications include, “Hail Caesar”, which was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards (Science Writing) in 2008, and two books about abortion history. She has also self-published three novels. Double Madness is her first crime novel.  
Author: The Way It Was
Peter Forrestal has been a wine writer for about 30 years: The Way it Was has been his 34th book, three of which have been about the wine region of Margaret River (and the second with Ray Jordan). He has been a journalist and writer about wine, locally, nationally and internationally. Peter was founding editor of Gourmet Traveller Wine...

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