June 2017

With Sydney Writers’ Festival having just wrapped for another year, the literary world is showing no signs of slowing down. This month is jam-packed with book launches, author talks, and workshops covering a broad range of genres–meaning there’s...

PD Martin on researching and lock-picking

Phillipa (PD) Martin is the author of five crime fiction novels published in 13 countries. Her Sophie Anderson series – Body Count, The Murderers’ Club, Fan Mail, The Killing Hands and Kiss of Death – met with international acclaim. In 2011 she moved...

Alec O’Halloran

This month’s Spotlight On feature author is Alec O’Halloran, a Sydney-based writer and researcher. Last year, Alec was awarded the Varuna House Publisher Introduction Program Fellowship. He was also a national finalist for the Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship in 2015....

Review: Creative Non-Fiction Festival 2017

Back in March NSW Writers’ Centre was delighted to have 14-year-old high school student Grace Othman attend the Creative Non-Fiction Festival. We asked Grace to write about her experience of the day. The Creative Non-Fiction festival was the place to be on the...

Sweeties by Leon Silver

One “ordinary Monday morning”, an image invades 67-year-old Abel Marvin’s thoughts as he swims his regular laps: the “twisted, burned-out hulk of a wheelchair with two welded, gaping red and black skeletons”. It’s a scene that’s haunted Abel for most of his adult life...