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I was born into a community whose preferred method of living with Aboriginal people was apartheid.Read more
The Last Sky by Alice Nelson is one of six books on this year’s short list for the Barbara Jefferis Award.Read more
The complete Hal Spacejock series is now available online for less than twenty Australian dollars.Read more
The Association for the Blind of WA will make its first commercial foray into audio book publication using Fremantle Press books.Read more
Tell us about Consuming Pleasures
Consuming Pleasures is a book about the history and politics of drug use. The broader political issue that it investigates is the rationale for drug prohibition.
Q&A with Barbara Temperton, poet and author of Southern Edge
When did you start writing?
Around the age of six, when I finally got hand, pen and paper coordinated: I stole loose-leaf paper from the public toilets at the Port Hedland swimming pool, needle and thread from my mother’s sewing box, and took refuge in the cubby house in our back yard to make my “books”.