Helen Elliott


Helen Elliott
Helen Elliott is a literary journalist and writer.



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‘A Sand Archive’ by Gregory Day

Culture

Day grasps landscape as an intimate living thing

‘The Only Story’ by Julian Barnes

Culture

The meticulous novelist takes on the oldest subject there is

‘Border Districts’ by Gerald Murnane

Culture

Writing that rewards patience

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‘City of Crows’ by Chris Womersley

Culture

Picador; $32.99

‘The Choke’ by Sofie Laguna

Culture

Allen & Unwin; $32.99

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What can’t be said in ‘Conversations with Friends’

Culture

The protagonists of Sally Rooney’s debut novel privilege irony over emotion

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‘Home Fire’ by Kamila Shamsie

Culture

Shamsie’s seventh novel puts a modern spin on an Ancient Greek tragedy

‘Being Here: The Life of Paula Modersohn-Becker’ by Marie Darrieussecq

Culture

Trans. Penny Hueston; Text Publishing; $24.99

Lives of leisure

Culture

Robert Dessaix’s ‘The Pleasures of Leisure’ is a 21st-century defence of idleness

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