To the Islands by Randolph Stow

Patrick White won the inaugural Miles Franklin Literary Award in 1957 for Voss. A year later Randolph Stow won the award for To the Islands. He was 22 years of age and had already published two novels, A Haunted Land (1956) and The Bystander (1957) and a collection of...

Candice Fox on Writing Crime

Candice Fox is a crime fiction author and creative writing teacher. Her first novel, Hades, launched the Bennett/Archer series. Hades won the Ned Kelly Award for best debut in 2014, and Eden, the sequel, was published later that year. What makes a great crime novel?...

November 2015

Here at NSW Writers’ Centre we’re not just all about writing – we’re also about reading! Reading is how writers are born, it’s how they hone their craft, it’s what happens when the writing’s done. You can’t have one without the other. Here’s our latest...

Dianne Blacklock on Writing Romance

You’re the author of a staggering nine novels of woman’s contemporary fiction. Did you choose this genre or did it choose you? Hm, maybe it was a bit of both? I hadn’t heard of such a thing as ‘women’s fiction’ when I first met with...