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Lee Battersby
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Attended Curtin University of Technology
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TRUMBO AND THE TRUTH IN BLOGGING: OVER TO YOU, PEEPS
Spent last night watching the dramatised documentary Trumbo , which is based, to a large extent, upon letters written by Dalton Trumbo during the period of his blacklisting. One thing that really shone through was just how literate, wide-ranging and incisiv...
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I SHALL WRITE TO THE TIMES ABOUT THIS!
Maybe it's the English-Boy upbringing, but there are some images and icons that stand above others as some sort of acknowledgment of hasn't-he-done-well? -ishness. Running out onto Wembley for the FA Cup final. Playing the London Palladium. Doing Hamlet at ...
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I HAVE THINGS TO SAY, DAMMIT!
I've been interviewed over at writer Louisa Loder's website. More Magrit talk, plus writing horror, changing things up, and a kiss for an albino snake. Check it out.
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MAGRIT GETS SOME BRAG
How's this for pretty? It's a brag sheet developed by Walker Books to remind you all that all the cool kids in town like Magrit and you should definitely get yourself a copy so everyone will think you're cool, too. I mean, really, you really should. In othe...
How's this for pretty? It's a brag sheet developed by Walker Books to remind you all that all the cool kids in town like Magrit and you should definitely get yourself a copy so everyone will think you're cool, too. I mean, re...
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AND ONE OF MY OWN
And, for balance, one of my own. I started out life as a poet: my first ever sale was a poem, to a University magazine, and over the years, I've published at the length far too infrequently. Good poetry is hard , and I am, far too often, far too lazy to cra...
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MORE MAGRIT PIMPERY, THIS TIME WITH FILLUM!
So, how's about this, then? Mentioned in the same breath as Seven Little Australians? I'll take that :)
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A CLASSIC, YOU SAY?
Thanks to the lovely Kylie Ding, here's the full text of The Times' review of Magrit . It's as spoileriffic as all buggery, but how's about that last line?
Thanks to the lovely Kylie Ding, here's the full text of The Times' review of Magrit. It's as spoileriffic as all buggery, but how's about that last line?
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GARCING UP THE WRONG TREE
Thanks to a rainy weekend, I managed to put the finishing touches on a couple of GARC* MOCs I've been fiddling about with for a while, and which will (eventually) be part of a display for this year's Bricktober . So, for your entertainment, here are the Tug...
Thanks to a rainy weekend, I managed to put the finishing touches on a couple of GARC* MOCs I've been fiddling about with for a while, and which will (eventually) be part of a display for this year's Bricktober. So, for your ...
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WORLD'S MOST SPOILERY REVIEW
Just received news of a fantastic review for Magrit in today's Herald Sun. It's also an exercise in giving away the entire fucking point of the book , so look away now if you don't want a great big ruinous spoiler jammed up your eyeballs......
Just received news of a fantastic review for Magrit in today's Herald Sun. It's also an exercise in giving away the entire fucking point of the book, so look away now if you don't want a great big ruinous spoiler jammed up yo...
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Without having read the book, I can read that review and not know what aspects you consider a spoiler.

I'm assuming some or all of the aspects mentioned are only revealed close to the end of the book?
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GHOST TRACKS
Paul sat on the back porch of the motel and
pitched stones into the long grass that covered all the visible land between
his perch and the broken fence that failed to delineate the boundary between
the motel ground and the abandoned railway line beyond. He’...
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WORLD POETRY DAY
Today is World Poetry Day, a UNESCO initiative to support linguistic diversity and promote the use of poetry to give native and endangered languages the chance to be heard within their own communities. It's also a wonderful opportunity to highlight the lyri...
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REVIEWS, REVIEW, REVIEWS
And the reviews, they've started to roll in. Here's the first batch: Thirteen O'Clock calls it "one of those tales that sweeps you away into the beauty of the macabre and leaves you with a pang of sadness in your heart". Creative Kids Tales pronounces it "A...
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  • Me, Myself, I
    Writer Guy!, 2001 - present
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Half man, Half writer!
Introduction
Author of Magrit, (Walker Books), The Corpse-Rat King and Marching Dead (Angry Robot Books) as well as the collection Through Soft Air (2006) and more than 70 stories hither, thither and yon, with publications in Australia, the US, and Europe. He lives in Western Australia with his wife, writer Lyn Battersby, a brood of kids, and a niggling sense of doom.
Education
  • Curtin University of Technology
    English, 1989 - 1991
  • Edith Cowan University
    Graduate Diploma, 1992 - 1992