What is story? Intercultural Perspectives on Narrative 
Writing

What is story? Intercultural Perspectives on Narrative 

 [Feature image: Christine Napanangka Michaels’ painting “Lappi Lappi Jukurrpa” © Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation] What makes a good story? Blogger in Residence, Sophie Constable, explores storytelling, intercultural perspectives and tradition. In 4th grade I was taught a story has a beginning, a middle and an end. And a good story has a mountain shape: an … Continue reading

Natural Humans with Cultural Twists: an Interview with Sophie Masson
Interview

Natural Humans with Cultural Twists: an Interview with Sophie Masson

—Sophie Constable, Blogger in Residence With books spanning two millennia, authoring stories from 12th century France to modern day Russia, Sophie Masson speaks to us about the weight of history, the experience of the foreign, and the advantages of being an Australian writer. Two millennia—goodness, how startling to see it that way! Makes me feel like … Continue reading

Good Dogs and Good Books: both dog-eared, both man’s best friend
Writing

Good Dogs and Good Books: both dog-eared, both man’s best friend

Sophie Constable, one of our new Bloggers in Residence, discusses how our canine friends are much like our favourite page-turners. A good dog is like a good book. Well-loved (hence dog-eared). Always there when you need them. Minor indiscretions can be forgiven because they’ve captured your heart. As a veterinarian and an author, I’m well … Continue reading