Friday, November 23, 2012

For the Helen Garner fans out there....

I was just reading this interesting article over at about a talk she gave to some budding writers last night in Melbourne.

There are some very interesting insights into non-fiction and crime writing to be gained from it. Not the least that her turn of speech is as brilliant as her writing.

If you haven't read Helen Garner's non-fiction, you really should give it a go. The First Stone was the first of her books that I read. Very compelling reading.


Susie said...

Hi Karen,

I really enjoy Garner's work. The First Stone all played right at the time I was at Uni living a stones throw away from the said college. Have you read Joe Cinque's Consolation? S x

Karen said...

Hi Susie

Lovely to meet you (I don't know if you've commented here before?)

I have read Joe Cinque's Consolation before, and I actually have it out of the library at the moment intending to read it again but time is a bit short for reading here at the moment so maybe the Christmas/New Year break will be when I finally get to it!

Interesting that you were so close to all the action of The First Stone. I couldn't put it down the first time I read it.