Once, Only The Swallows Were Free by Gabrielle Gouch

‘As our plane left Romania that day in 1965, I swore never to return.’ Gouch’s first book is a memoir of her exile from Romania during the military dictatorship that followed World War II, amidst remnants of anti-Semitism from Romania’s early alliance with Nazi...

First Friday Club: Anthologies

The First Friday Club is a monthly event at the NSW Writers’ Centre, free and exclusive to Centre members. Each month a new guest speaker from the writing industry, be they author, editor, publisher or journalist, joins the club for a group conversation about writing....

White Light by Mark O’Flynn

White Light collects together sixteen of Mark O’Flynn’s short stories published between 1996 and 2012 and includes a variety of pieces ranging from the tale of an older, obese poet’s train ride to Perth to one father’s struggle on a beach to summon everyday courage....

Peter Stanley on History

Ahead of his Making History course on Sunday 13 April, we talk to Peter Stanley about writing history. What inspired you to become an historian? I have no idea, but from an early age I wanted to do something in which history figured. I spent most of 1979 on the dole...