A While in the Woods

Emma Woods, Writer



We are all lonely little readers at heart.

I'm reading Roald Dahl's Matilda to my sons at the moment, and it's the first time I've looked at it since I was a child myself. The book is, at its basic level, about loneliness. It's also about books. 'From... Continue Reading →

Not a Book Review – Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie

I loved this book. So. Hard. Mr. Abercrombie is a wonderful writer - dark and witty - and I adore his flawed yet endearing characters, his grittiness, and his attention to detail. He also wields a verb like no one's... Continue Reading →

Listening to Geraldine Brooks

I saw the wonderful Geraldine Brooks speak about her new novel The Secret Chord late last year as part of the Sydney Writers' Festival. She was everything I hoped she would be - intelligent, wise, humble and  warm. I took brief notes,... Continue Reading →

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