Helen Garner

Helen Garner WRITERS & CONTRIBUTORS

40 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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The man in black

James Mangold’s ‘Walk the Line’

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

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Man with the pearl-white cord

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 …

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Mission Unthinkable

'Paradise Now'

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Hit me

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

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The beautiful & the damned clunky

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

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Moving experience

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, …

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Heat & fright. A quiet weekend in Adelaide

Sarah Watt’s ‘Look Both Ways’

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Fragments of a swooping mind. Raw tissue, ragged editing

Jonathan Caouette’s ‘Tarnation’

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No screaming

Kore-eda Hirokazu’s ‘Nobody Knows’

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

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Punishing Lauren

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, …