Helen Garner

Helen Garner WRITERS & CONTRIBUTORS

41 ENTRIES Helen Garner is is a novelist and nonfiction writer. Her most recent books are Stories and True Stories, and her diaries Yellow NotebookOne Day I’ll Remember This and the upcoming How To End a Story.



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Both barrels

The author’s diaries record the early months of a year with change in the air

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Helen Garner’s lockdown diaries, 2021

Notes from Melbourne as the pandemic persists

The lockdown diaries

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The lockdown diaries

Melbourne in the time of pandemic

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Culture

Diaries (2018–19)

Collected thoughts on writers seeking permission to write, Eurydice Dixon, the Nobel for Murnane and dealing with errant chooks

How you are when you leave

Society

How you are when you leave

This must be how it feels to retire

Courtroom drama, Broadmeadows style

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Courtroom drama, Broadmeadows style

The hopeful and the hapless flow through a magistrates’ court

A sorry procession

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A sorry procession

A day in the life of the Geelong Magistrates’ Court

The court networkers

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The court networkers

Volunteers make visiting courtrooms less of a trial

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Why she broke

The woman, her children and the lake: Akon Guode’s tragic story

Going the bloody hard way

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Going the bloody hard way

Notes on Micheline Lee’s ‘The Healing Party’

The darkness in every one of us

Culture

The darkness in every one of us

The author of ‘This House of Grief’ and ‘Joe Cinque’s Consolation’ on writing about darkness

The insults of age

Society

The insults of age

A one-woman assault on condescension

Mother courage

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Mother courage

At home with Rosie Batty

A funny thing happened on the way to Adelaide

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A funny thing happened on the way to Adelaide

A car accident brings an unlikely collection of people together

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Death in Brunswick

The rooftop bar was buzzing, late on a warm Friday afternoon. My friend and I found a spot under an umbrella and ordered up. Each of us was secretly longing to talk about the fact that the cops had charged a man with the rape and murder of Jill Meagher, …

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