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Museum of Modern Love – Heather Rose

2017 Stella award winner
nsw premier's literary award winner

Arky Levin is a film composer in New York separated from his wife, who has asked him to keep one devastating promise. One day he finds his way to The Atrium at MOMA and sees Marina Abramovic in The Artist is Present. The performance continues for seventy-five days and, as it unfolds, so does Arky. As he watches and meets other people drawn to the exhibit, he slowly starts to understand what might be missing in his life and what he must do.

a crying in the wind elizabeth fleetwood

This epic and sweeping 200-year saga of an ancient island and its violent transformation from Eden-like paradise to the tourist-destination Tasmania of today, is told through the lives of four families. All of them are in an alien environment full of ghosts and strange presences.

This is raw history as well as the heart-warming story of ordinary people, loving, hating and battling along in a difficult setting, indelibly marked by their past, yet striving to rise above it and seek redemption. 

40° south magazine – #85

With elegant writing and superb photography, the quarterly Tasmania 40°South presents the wilderness and wildlife, culture, epicure, history, industry and people of Tasmania.
This issue includes:
Once upon a blue gum | Carol Freeman
Three capes track | Garry Richardson
Portfolio | Jonathan Esling
Trail blazing | James Dryburgh
Trail blazing 2 | Lucy Wilson
Plus much more...


Tasmanian living is your quarterly insight into the arts, food, wine, equestrian pursuits, theatre, music, fishing and much more.

All with a distinctly Tasmanian focus. 
Cascade Brewery
Theatre Royal
Tasman Island
Tarkine and Beyond

Playing lady gaga, being nan pau – Steve Tolbert

When Mya Paw Wah commits a crime during a political protest in Yangon, she flees the city to avoid the fate of her father and brother – one a political prisoner, the other killed in the police action against the protest. Military Intelligence agents, human traffickers, landmines and snakes are among the dangers Mya faces in her journey to Karen State, near the Thai border, to find her exiled mother. Tasmanian Nick Stanish comes to Thailand looking for his missing brother – an aid worker at a medical clinic for Karen refugees – and to avoid dealing with a guilty secret. Seeking answers in the Snake Skin nightclub, Nick instead finds the local Lady Gaga – the club’s star entertainer – and is drawn into a world of sex slavery and drug smugglers – and possibly love.

THE LOST PAGEs – R D Francis

Danger, intrigue and mystery unfold in this modern day story based on true historical facts about the lost pages of the Book of Kells. The mystery unfolds when Jack Harrison, a retired intelligence agent, leaves London for the quiet of Tasmania where he hopes to restore his injured mind and body. He enjoys two years of tranquillity before his old boss persuades him to take on one last case. This takes Jack to Amsterdam, Rome, Tuscany and Venice, where he is captured. He  manages to escape and, dogged by pursuers, follows the trail of important leads across southern England. The story concludes with surprising discoveries for everyone, including the experts.