Party Girls Die in Pearls by Plum Syke

It’s 1985 and Nancy Drew is surrounded by the cast of Clueless. Wait, no. It’s Ursula Flowerbutton’s first day at Oxford where she is about to start her journey as an undergraduate among the rich and elite. Ursula is a middle class girl in the midst of, not just the...

Tristan Bancks on entertaining yourself first

Tristan Bancks is a children’s and teen author with a background in acting and filmmaking. His books include the My Life series, Mac Slater, and Two Wolves, which won Honour Book in the 2015 Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards....

July 2017

Each month the NSW Writers’ Centre staff share what we’ve been reading. In July, we’ve been reading (and listening) to a range of Australian writers, including David Hunt, Pip Smith, Jessica Anderson, and McKenzie Wark. We look towards reimagining our national...

Little Deaths by Emma Flint

Perhaps the most unsettling thing about Little Deaths by Emma Flint is reading it and knowing that it’s based on true events. Over 50 years ago in 1965, Alice Crimmins’s children disappeared and died, Alice the prime suspect. What happened next is a spoiler for Emma...