Ashley Hay


Ashley Hay
Ashley Hay won last year’s Bragg UNSW Prize for Science Writing. Her last novel, The Railwayman’s Wife, won the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies’ Colin Roderick Award and the People’s Choice category in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Her new novel, A Hundred Small Lessons, will be published this April. She lives in Brisbane.



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How Cai Guo-Qiang turned a tree into a work of art

‘Falling Back to Earth’ at Brisbane’s QAGOMA

Our septuagenarian cricketers

Society

It’s never too late to wear the baggy green

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Lights Out

Astronomy

Solar eclipse in Queensland

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Veni, Vidi, Venus

Astronomy

The transit of Venus

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

The Baskerville case

Society

Norfolk Island’s chickens

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Operation tom yum

Society

Perhaps it was because I'd just seen the trailer for the new James Bond movie, but I was hoping for trench coats or disguises when I sat down to lunch with a group of secret Thai-food tasters. Perched at one of the broad, high tables at Jarun Pompanya's …

Lovely bones

Society

Making sense of the Flores find

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

The charm of a charm

Society

Early one May morning, on the edge of Brisbane's Mt Coo-tha, a hundred people gather in a car park. The air is sharp, the light clear, and there are probably birds muttering in the trees overhead. Most of the people here would notice this. They're aviculturists …

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Mane attraction

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Under the spreading shade of a gum tree at the Mogo Zoo, just down from Batemans Bay, a furry cluster of lion cubs is at play: batting at a red ball hanging from the tree, swiping at each other's tails, worrying at their father's mane. They have handsome …

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