Delia Falconer

Delia Falconer WRITERS & CONTRIBUTORS

10 ENTRIES Delia Falconer is a novelist, journalist and non-fiction writer. She is the editor of The Best Australian Stories 2008 and 2009. Her books include The Service of Clouds, The Penguin Book of the Road and Sydney.



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The rag trade

Society

The rag trade

How charities transform the clothes we throw away

'Sarah Thornhill', By Kate Grenville, Text, 304pp; $39.95

Culture

‘Sarah Thornhill’ by Kate Grenville

Each of the three books in Kate Grenville’s loose trilogy – The Secret River (2005), The Lieutenant (2008) and now Sarah Thornhill – is an act of atonement. Each recognises the damage done to Indigenous …

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Society

The bird man and Mrs Gluck

A Kings Cross identity

'Hand Me Down World' By Lloyd Jones,Text, 352pp; $32.95

Culture

‘Hand Me Down World’ by Lloyd Jones

“I was with her at the first hotel on the Arabian Sea. That was for two years. Then at the hotel in Tunisia for three years. At the first hotel we slept in the same room. I knew her name, but that is all. I did not know when her birthday was. I did …

Justine Clark (Ally) with Lincoln Younes (Romeo) and Eva Lazzaro (Gigi) in a scene from 'Tangle'.

arts

Connective tissue

‘Tangle’ (Season Two) and ‘Spirited’

Bret Easton Ellis, 2008. © David Factor/Corbis Outline

Society

The public mind

Bret Easton Ellis’ ‘Imperial Bedrooms’

Society

Brought to Booker

Man Booker International

arts

Train I ride

Don Watson’s ‘American Journeys’

nation_reviewed

Roadkill

It is a cold morning on the Tasman Peninsula, south of Hobart, and I am holding a dead wombat's paw. It is a surprisingly dainty thing, as elongated as a baby's foot. The pads are plump, unscarred and scrupulously clean. The palm is gently cupped. Dr …

arts

The great unspooler. Romeo meets Juliet in ‘Kashmir’

‘Shalimar the Clown’ by Salman Rushdie