Brenda Walker

Brenda Walker
Brenda Walker is an Australian writer and a Winthrop Professor of English and Cultural Studies at the University of Western Australia. Her memoir, Reading by Moonlight, was published in 2010.

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‘Forever Young’ by Steven Carroll


HarperCollins; $29.99

‘The Illuminations’ by Andrew O’Hagan


Faber & Faber; $29.99

‘The Golden Age’ by Joan London


Vintage Australia; $32.99

'Her Father’s Daughter', By Alice Pung, Black Inc., 256pp; $29.95

‘Her Father’s Daughter’ by Alice Pung


Alice Pung’s first book, Unpolished Gem (2006), was the work of a young, amusing and astute writer. While Her Father’s Daughter again makes use of Pung’s family background (she was born in Australia to ethnically Chinese refugees …

'Rocks in the Belly' by Jon Bauer, Scribe, 304pp; $32.95

‘Rocks in the Belly’ by Jon Bauer


British–Australian writer Jon Bauer’s superb first novel Rocks in the Belly is a finely drawn vision of jealousy, resentment and self-vindication, revealing how this toxicity can flourish in childhood and develop in adult life. As a novel …