All posts tagged religion

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Balancing fact and fiction

Reproduced with permission from the Australian Book Review, the following is my comment on Elisabeth Holdsworth’s essay “If This Is a Jew” printed in the journal’s November 2017 issue. How […]

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The winds of change are stirring once again

Founded on raw courage or conviction or both, there are powerful things happening around the traps. Big steps, small steps — but steps they are, and all capable of producing […]

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Why the author is not yet dead

At writers’ festivals, both as a member of the audience and as participant, I’m always fascinated by the number of questions that attempt to tease out a writer’s connection to […]

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Spain’s Moorish history

Like all research, my recent field trip through Spain to gather material for my next historical novel yielded both dead ends and surprising finds. There was, as one might expect, […]