Helen Garner

Helen Garner
Helen Garner is is a novelist and nonfiction writer. Her most recent books are Stories and True Stories, and her diaries Yellow Notebook and One Day I’ll Remember This.



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Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Man with the pearl-white cord

nation_reviewed

Somebody told me that Burkhard Augustin Hase, the young German magician who has married an Australian and come to live in Melbourne, was doing a few gigs at the Butterfly Club next door to South Melbourne Town Hall. I took my sister, an odd choice, since …

Mission Unthinkable

France

'Paradise Now'

Hit me

arts

The thin veneer of his characters’ self-command makes him exciting to watch. Russell Crowe and the art of violence.

The beautiful & the damned clunky

arts

Laura Linney and Topher Grace in ‘P.S.’

Moving experience

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The night before I left my old house last month I sat down, exhausted after a day of packing and carrying, to watch Super Nanny. I found myself consumed with disproportionate rage against the barbaric little brothers she was trying to tame – three plain, …

Heat & fright. A quiet weekend in Adelaide

arts

Sarah Watt’s ‘Look Both Ways’

Fragments of a swooping mind. Raw tissue, ragged editing

arts

Jonathan Caouette’s ‘Tarnation’

No screaming

arts

Kore-eda Hirokazu’s ‘Nobody Knows’

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Punishing Lauren

nation_reviewed

One Tuesday morning in August last year, Lauren Curnow, a 17-year-old student at Ballarat Secondary College, told her parents that she felt sick and wanted to stay home from school. Her mother assumed Lauren had a cold. But at about four in the afternoon, …

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