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Review: Illuminae

Illuminae, by Australian authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, is not a novel.

A novel, in its usual form, is a collection of pages with words on them, where evocative language is used to visualize a world. Illuminae is not a graphic novel, despite its visual and stylistic elements, because the story is not drawn to life with pictures. Instead, the first entrance in The Illuminae Files series is an immersive reading experience that combines elements of novels, screenplays, typographical art, and illuminated books to deliver a truly unique and memorable narrative.

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The Best of Australian Fiction

I spend a lot of time reading and writing American fiction, but my home country of Australia produces dozens of new readers and writers every year in the genres of contemporary and commercial fiction. There are some amazing local novels just waiting to be discovered, so I turned to my fellow Australian Bloggers to unearth their favorite AusLit novels!

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Interview: Sophie Overett

Earlier this week, I attended the Brisbane Writer’s Festival and had an amazing time. Part of what made the BWF2015 so excellent was the panel discussions with authors. Our very own Brisbane-based girl, Sophie Overett, had the opportunity to interview and host these panels!

Hi Sophie! Welcome to my blog, and thank you so much for agreeing to answer some of my burning questions about the fantastic Brisbane Writer’s Festival 2015!

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