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From the Wreck
Jane Rawson, Transit Lounge, March 2017, reviewed by Alan Vaarwerk x

In 1859, the steamship Admella sunk off the coast of South Australia. Among the few lucky survivors was sailor George Hills and a mysterious woman... Read more
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On tour: Ken Liu

Writer and translator Ken Liu is at the forefront of bringing Chinese science-fiction to an English-language market, having translated the Hugo Award-winning The Three Body... Read more


On tour: Madeleine Thien

Canadian author Madeleine Thien’s latest book Do Not Say We Have Nothing (Granta) chronicles the lives of a group of musicians in 20th-century China. It was... Read more


On tour: Sebastian Barry

Irish author Sebastian Barry is a novelist, playwright and poet. His latest novel Days Without End (Faber), which won the Costa Novel of the Year,... Read more


A life re-examined: Jeff Sparrow on ‘No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson’

Jeff Sparrow’s book on African-American singer, actor and political activist Paul Robeson combines ‘essay, journalism, history and biography to produce something engaging, original and insightful’,... Read more



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