Barbara Blackman: A Poetic Life
Writer and poet Barbara Blackman brought up three children, nurtured her artist husband Charles’ gift, made their home the hub of Australia’s art clrcle and, she explains here, made her blindness a corridor to a different sort of existence.
Neil Finn – Something so strong
Crowded House seemed unstoppable; then Neil Finn decided to pull the plug and return to New Zealand. David Leser met the singer there and found a man balancing domestic tranquility against the edgy darkness of his own imagination.
Norma Khouri: The Inside Story of a Disgraced Author
Feted then demonised, Norma Khouri, author of the best-selling book, Forbidden Love, was revealed as a fake. On the eve of a new film about her, David Leser asks Norma why she conned him and thousands of others.
The Bomb Thrower from Lower Snug – the Cassandra Pybus story
To some, Cassandra Pybus is the fearless, vigilant outsider, a bold exposer of cant and hypocrisy. To her enemies, still reeling from bruising encounters, she is an arrogant troublemaker. Even the writer herself admits to being high-handed. Stand by for her latest literary missile.
Piano Forte – Roger Woodward
Overlooked or overbearing? In search of the real Roger Woodward. To his supporters, he’s a pianist’s pianist, a brilliant virtuoso, overlooked and misunderstood. To his detractors, he’s demanding, obsessive and difficult. Is Roger Woodward his own worst enemy?