"Madeleine closed her eyes. She could see him: sitting on the open deck of his expensive beach house, oblivious to the ocean view as he worked on the great Australian novel. She smiled. Of course he would write longhand, every word chosen after consideration, deliberation and requisite suffering. The man she saw was handsome. For a moment she wondered when she’d decided that. His hair was dark, blown wild by the salt breeze against which his collar was turned up. The sky and the sea were both grey and turbulent. And yet he continued to write, muttering to himself as he tapped the pen against his chin. It was not until the first fat drops fell that he seemed to notice. Cursing, he closed his notebook against the rain and stepped through the French doors into the house." *** When Madeleine d’Leon conjures Ned McGinnity as the hero in her latest crime novel, she makes him a serious writer. When Ned McGinnity creates Madeleine d’Leon, she is his literary device, a writer of detective fiction who is herself a mystery to be unravelled. Crossing the Lines (Pantera Press), the new novel by award-winning writer Sulari Gentill, is a story about two people trying to hold onto each other beyond reality. Read an extract on our website today!
"I don't know why people are so quick to judge a person's path to get where they are." Don't miss our exclusive chat with the lovely Sam Frost who has just started filming for Home and Away. Get the full story in TV WEEK - out now!
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"On a weekend night, when #DeleteUber was still alive and well, I ordered an Uber despite the queues of taxis waiting me on the street in front of me. Like many, I thought the migration bans were terrible policy, but I also couldn’t reconcile the connection between targeting Uber through boycott and the policy itself. Was I failing as a consumer, and thus failing society at large? I’m just one person. I try to do the right things as a private citizen – I work for a not-for-profit, I volunteer, I take reusable bags to the supermarket. But is it enough to try to be ethical in my small way? When do we need to try harder, to publicly stand up for something in an effort to make large-scale change happen?" *** New for members: The proliferation of information in the digital age has encouraged us to think about the supply channels that bring products into our hands. But Chelsea McIver asks: are consumer boycotts really an effective form of protest? Become a KYD Member from just $14.95 to unlock this and other great writing, as well as loads of perks and discounts! http://bit.ly/2f1EGWf
“As far as I was concerned, I was the most famous person in the room.” Marco Pierre White dishes up the goss from Hell's Kitchen Australia. What did you think of last night's premiere? http://bit.ly/2va2ZLl