Elaine Forrestal

Monthly Archives: April 2019

Breaking the Rules

One of the things that fascinates me about other writers of fiction is that we all approach the task differently. Among carpenters, electricians, scientists, historians […]

The Shaun Tan Exhibition

Shaun Tan is a storyteller who doesn’t need words. Asked to talk about his book, The Rules of Summer, he said, ‘This is not a linear […]

Family Histories

‘Families. Where would literature be without them?’ When I first read this line from Stephen Romei’s column in Review magazine (The Weekend Australian, 13-14 April 2019, p21) […]

Fantasy or Magic Realism

I have sometimes wondered why, as an avid reader of everything, I couldn’t get as excited about reading fantasy as some of my friends do. […]