Rediscovering Mollie Skinner, pioneering WA author and nurse forgotten by history

Rediscovering Mollie Skinner, pioneering WA author and nurse forgotten by history

Posted April 29, 2018 09:00:00 She was a feminist, passionate recorder of West Australian history and a leading local nurse. Her uncle was one of the early premiers and she collaborated on a book with DH Lawrence — but today the name Mollie Skinner is virtually unknown. Perth writer and …

Vogel Literary prize awarded to Brisbane author Emily O’Grady

Vogel Literary prize awarded to Brisbane author Emily O’Grady

Posted April 23, 2018 21:19:15 The winner of the prestigious Vogel Literary Award has gone to Brisbane author Emily O’Grady. The $20,000 prize is given annually to the best unpublished manuscript from a writer under 35 years old. It has launched the careers of authors like Tim Winton and Kate …

Rich bird life, culture inspires Yirrkala teenager Siena Stubbs to become published author

Rich bird life, culture inspires Yirrkala teenager Siena Stubbs to become published author

Posted April 15, 2018 07:00:01 Photo: Siena Stubbs with an early version of Our Birds (left) and, two years later. (Supplied: Will Stubbs) Less than two years ago, Siena Stubbs was a 14-year-old schoolgirl and casual admirer of the birds in her hometown of Yirrkala. Now, despite still living about …

Australian author Yassmin Abdel-Magied claims she is being deported from the US after visa cancellation

Australian author Yassmin Abdel-Magied claims she is being deported from the US after visa cancellation

Updated April 12, 2018 11:10:26 Australian author Yassmin Abdel-Magied says she has been deported from the US. In a series of tweets, Ms Abdel-Magied said she was put back on a plane after arriving at Minneapolis airport ahead of an appearance at an April 18 event in New York called …

Costa Rica election: Author Carlos Alvarado Quesada wins presidency with support for same-sex marriage

Costa Rica election: Author Carlos Alvarado Quesada wins presidency with support for same-sex marriage

Updated April 03, 2018 11:58:30 Photo: Carlos Alvarado Quesada has promised to defend gay rights. (AP: Arnulfo Franco) The centre-left’s Carlos Alvarado Quesada has defeated a conservative Protestant singer in Costa Rica’s presidential runoff election by promising to allow gay marriage, protecting the country’s reputation for tolerance. A former Minister …

Costa Rica election: Author Carlos Quesada wins presidency with support for same-sex marriage

Costa Rica election: Author Carlos Quesada wins presidency with support for same-sex marriage

Updated April 02, 2018 19:33:40 Photo: Carlos Quesada has promised to defend gay rights. (AP: Arnulfo Franco) The centre-left’s Carlos Alvarado Quesada has defeated a conservative Protestant singer in Costa Rica’s presidential runoff election by promising to allow gay marriage, protecting the country’s reputation for tolerance. A former Minister and …

From swapped babies to psychosis: author explores harrowing side of motherhood | Books

Babies being swapped at birth is a persistent urban legend, and like the best horror stories it has roots in fact. There’s the Austrian woman who discovered, at 22 years old, that her mother and father were not her biological parents. The two families in Assam, India, whose newborns were …

Love, Simon: The author behind the gay teen drama on storytelling and Hollywood culture

Love, Simon: The author behind the gay teen drama on storytelling and Hollywood culture

Posted March 28, 2018 11:21:34 External Link: Love, Simon trailer Related Story: ‘A monumental moment’: What Black Panther means to African audiences in Australia Related Story: Black Panther hits $1b milestone, showing ‘representation and inclusion matter’ You might think the success at this year’s Oscars of the film Call Me …