Month: December 2019

WIN ‘Last Christmas’ by Greg Wise and Emma Thompson

It’s that time of year and this week’s giveaway is Last Christmas – curated by Greg Wise and Emma Thompson. It’s a fascinating collection of personal essays about the meaning of Christmas, written by a unique plethora of voices from the boulevards of Hollywood to the soup kitchens... read more

Q&A: Lets vs Let’s

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. Let's go! Q: Hi... read more

7 smart things you can do for your writing in 2020

If you can’t quite believe that 2019 is almost over, don’t worry, you’re not alone! We hope you’ve had a great year with many wonderful achievements. And guess what? 2020 is right around the corner! Which means you can already start planning all the incredible things... read more

COMP CLOSED: Double passes to ‘The Truth’

This week, we’re offering up FIVE double passes to new film The Truth (in cinemas Boxing Day 2019) thanks to our friends at Palace Films. After the global success of the Cannes Palme d'Or-winning Shoplifters, master auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda's wry and charming new dramedy The... read more

Q&A: Mad as a hatter

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, we're breaking... read more

COMP CLOSED ‘The Truants’ by Kate Weinberg

“People disappear when they most want to be seen.” This week, we’re giving away three copies of The Truants – a “seductive, coming of age debut” from author Kate Weinberg. Jess Walker, middle child of a middle class family, has perfected the art of vanishing in plain sight. But when... read more