01. The Melbourne Writers Festival 2017 program was launched this week. I’m excited about Heather Rose, Jennifer Down, Christine Kenneally, Tracy Chevalier and Maxine Beneba Clarke. Also: Grenville, Tsiolkas, Laguna, Krien, Joosten. It’s going to be a busy ten days.
03.“The control of women and babies has been a feature of every repressive regime on the planet.” Atwood on The Handmaid’s Tale in the age of Trump.
04. Related: I finished watching The Handmaid’s Tale and I loved it. Loved the cinematography. Loved the soundtrack (Spotify list here). Loved the costumes. Loved the casting. And really loved the line, “If they didn’t want an army, they shouldn’t have given us a uniform” (is that a direct quote from the book? I need to do a re-read).
07. All my free reading time is about to grind to a halt – got my uni reading list yesterday and it’s intense.
08. Nominations for Not-the-Booker-Prize are now open.
09. So much wish I could go to this Amadeus concert… (clashes with #ALLTHETHINGS)
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