Jay Verney

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Jay Verney is an Australian author who has been writing for the last 20 years or so, if you don't count illegible childhood scribblings in her father's pocket notebook with his important Bic biro, and many volumes of terrible teenage poetry. These were despatched to Bad Poetry Hell by the back-yard incinerator during the Great Iambic Conflagration.

Jay writes all sorts of things including essays, short stories, commentary, reviews, poetry, and memoir. She has also published three novels so far: A Mortality Tale, Percussion, and Spawned Secrets. A Mortality Tale, was shortlisted in Australia for the Australian/Vogel and Miles Franklin Literary Awards.

Given the chance, she plans to publish e-versions of her first two novels in 2013, along with

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Last Cat On Mars and Jay Present: Handy Quotations From Even Handier Writers – #1 Thea Astley

Hello friends. An occasional series which fulfills my need to quote quotations and to help my little friend, Dr On Mars, create setups to illustrate them. One of my favourite (and, arguably, one of Australia’s most underrated and underappreciated writers in a broader, appreciated-by-the-reading-public sense) is Thea Astley (1925-2004) (winner of awards left, right and centre, […]
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A Mortality Tale

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