BOOK REVIEW: Growing Up Disabled in Australia, edited by Carly Findlay

Growing Up Disabled in Australia is a collection of true stories edited by writer and disability activist Carly Findlay. This compilation consists of non-fiction accounts from more than forty writers, including Paralympian Isis Holt, Senator Jordon Steele-John, Todd Winther, Eliza Hull and Patrick Gunsekera (among others), who discuss their experiences of growing with disabilities or chronic illnesses in Australia.

BOOK REVIEW: Smart Ovens for Lonely People by Elizabeth Tan

Smart Ovens for Lonely People is an anthology of 20 short stories. Published in June 2020, it is Elizabeth Tan’s second book. This is a contemporary work that draws from trends, issues and themes in today’s society, including the growing global discussion of the sensory phenomenon known as ASMR, of suicide and of technologically utopian futures. However, each story – some seemingly frivolous and random – work as a commentary on a deeper level.

Navigating the Trials and Tribulations of Being a Harry Potter Fan

By Poppy Willis Long before J.K. Rowling was accused of transphobia in a 2020 Twitter storm, there was ample evidence to suggest she was always problematic, and the Harry Potter books aren’t exempt from coding her questionable values. But when you love a book, and indeed an entire story world, it’s easy to overlook certain … Continue reading Navigating the Trials and Tribulations of Being a Harry Potter Fan

Environmental Sustainability in Publishing: the eBook vs. Print Debate

Environmental sustainability is fast becoming a key pillar in all industries as we rapidly decline our natural resources, and the publishing industry is no exception. I could give you statistics on the decline in rainfall and increase in extreme weather patterns, but it frames a rather morbid and parched read. However, with some research, I found the debate between paper and digital perfectly outlined the strides the publishing industry is making for environmental sustainability.