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The Magpie Wing, a playlist

In The Magpie Wing, brother and sister Walt and Helen find a brief sense of belonging in the underground music communities of inner Sydney after fleeing the family home in the city’s southwestern suburbs: via the early internet, back issues of DIY punk zines and informal CD swapping networks. This playlist takes the bands named in the book as influences, and places them with Sydney bands the pair would have played with, supported, or watched.

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Special Offer: Essential J.S. Harry bundle

This bundle includes two collections by J.S. Harry, one of the great women poets of her generation.

Published in November 2021, New and Selected Poems is a commemorative volume with poems from her previous collections, as well as new poems written in the last years of her life. Also in the bundle is Not Finding Wittgenstein (2007), for which Harry won the Age Poetry Book of the Year Award. This collection brings together Harry’s Peter Henry Lepus poems not included in New and Selected Poems.

Normally valued at $55, this bundle is offered at $45 (postage is free within Australia).

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Lisa Gorton

Lisa Gorton’s first poetry collection Press Release won the Victorian Premier’s Award for Poetry; her second, Hotel Hyperion, was awarded the Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal; and her third, Empirical, was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Award for Poetry. Her novel The Life of Houses was the co-winner of the 2016 Prime Minister’s Award for Fiction.

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Beverley Farmer

Beverley Farmer (1941–2018) was the author of four collections of short stories, including Milk, which won the NSW Premier’s Award for Fiction, and A Body of Water, and the novels Alone, The Seal Woman and The House in the Light, which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. This Water: Five Tales was longlisted for the 2018 Stella Prize. It was her last work of fiction.

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