Tag Archives: Melissa Lucashenko

Living on Country

Melissa Lucashenko’s debut novel, Steam Pigs (UQP, 1997) was a multi-award winner, followed up the next year by a young adult story, Killing Darcy.  In 1999 she published Hard Yards, and a second YA novel, Too Flash, appeared in 2002.  … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Four Short Stories

I’m not sure how well known the American publishing house McSweeney’s is in Australia, although I expect that at least some readers will be familiar with editor Dave Eggers’ best-selling memoir from 2000, A Heartbeaking Work of Staggering Genius or … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Girls Talk

Today’s headline may not be the most politically correct of my career, but it does capture a spirit of the female bildungsroman that seems appropriate to two novels that I’ve recently read, Melissa Lucashenko’s brilliant Steam Pigs (University of Queensland … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Tagged , | 2 Comments