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The Spin Newsletter, Issue 60, July 2015

Welcome to the July edition of The Spin packed with news and reviews, and photos of our latest events.


Wave by Hoa Pham
Author Hoa Pham
reading at the launch of her lovely novella at North Melbourne Library on July 22

Hoa Pham's achievement is to have created something moving and evocative out of two tragic real-life events.
— Alison Broinowski, The Sydney Morning Herald

Have a listen to a moving interview with Hoa Pham on Radio National's Book and Arts program


Locust Girl by Merlinda Bobis
A story of friendship between two girls
A fable about geopolitics, climate change and the exigencies of our times
And a lovesong—
For those walking to the border for dear life
And those guarding the border for dear life


Locust Girl to be launched by Bruce Pascoe

Friday 31 July
Collected Works
1/37 Swanston St Melbourne


The Mad Poets Tea Party

Parts will make you cry... It's a clever read. However it is our privileged entry into the halls of madness-our chaperone a dexterous poet, clearly in command of her language-that makes it an unforgettable one. —Cherie Moselen, Warrandyte Diary


Olivera Simić author of  Surviving Peace  was a guest speaker at the New Voices Festival in Eltham

Jane Sullivan (The Age) writes of Eltham's New Voices Festival last week:

"The most disturbing moments came from Yugoslavian-born Olivera Simic, author of a political memoir, Surviving Peace, about life in the Balkans after civil war. In communities still in denial of atrocities from their own side, she was seen as a traitor. Her father had told her she had to stop writing: "It's almost impossible to talk about crimes committed in your own name, and it's very dangerous."

Catch up with our authors at next month's writers festivals

Susan Hawthorne will be reading from her recent book of poetry Lupa and Lamb
at the Bendigo Writers Festival.

Emma Ashmere author of The Floating Garden at Byron Bay Writers Festival

Hoa Pham author of Wave at the Melbourne Writers Festival

Francesca Rendle-Short author of Bite Your Tongue at the Melbourne Writers Festival


Best Regards,
Spinifex Press Staff

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