Helen Garner

Helen Garner 1_by Darren James

Helen Garner’s first book, Monkey Grip (McPhee Gribble) was published in 1977. She is well known for her novels, short stories, journalism and essays, and for several influential works of non-fiction. The first volume of her diaries, Yellow Notebook, was published by Text in 2019.

Photo credit: Darren James.


The invisible arrow

EssayWHY DID THEY ask me for an essay about stopping writing? And why did I say yes? Did I tell someone I’d stopped? Have I stopped? I could, if I wanted to, couldn’t I? I’m seventy-seven and I’m pretty tired. And...

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