Helen Garner


Helen Garner
Helen Garner is an award-winning novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist. Her books include Monkey Grip, The Children’s BachThe Spare Room and This House of Grief.



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Like day and night

Culture

Terrence Malick’s ‘The Tree of Life’ and Julia Leigh’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Where the heart is

Society

The home hospice

Broken communities

Culture

Justin Kurzel’s ‘Snowtown’ and Brendan Fletcher’s ‘Mad Bastards’

Economies of scale

arts

Peter Weir’s ‘The Way Back’ and Leon Ford’s ‘Griff the Invisible’

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Life juices

Society

Fasting at a ‘Fat Farm’

Cowboys on Boxing Day, 1958. © George Lipman / Fairfax

While not writing a book

Society

Diaries

From Frogmore, Victoria

Society

Understanding Raimond Gaita

The rules of engagement

arts

Paul Greengrass’s ‘United 93’

Large splendid empty rooms

arts

Nicole Kidman in ‘Birth’

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