Featured Contributor: Clare Wright

Featured Contributor: Clare Wright

Dr Clare Wright is an Australian historian and author. She has worked as a speechwriter, lecturer and broadcaster, and her articles have been published in Crikey, Overland and Meanjin, as well as scholarly journals. Dr Wright’s…

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Liza Donnelly Releases Women on Men

Liza Donnelly Releases Women on Men

The wonderful New Yorker cartoonist/Forbes writer/TED speaker Liza Donnelly – who shared both an essay and some of her cartoons with us for Issue One of Open Field – has…

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Louise Weaver at TarraWarra Museum

Louise Weaver at TarraWarra Museum

Should you live near Melbourne we recommend you visit TarraWarra Museum of Art in the Yarra Valley before the end of the year. As part of its tenth anniversary celebrations, the…

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Ione and Ben, Tegan and Sara

Ione and Ben, Tegan and Sara

American Ione Skye is an actor who also paints. Australian Ben Lee is a musician who also acts. They are married, and clearly adore one another. In this Spin magazine…

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Too Many Gulls

Too Many Gulls

Argentinian writer Guadalupe Muro shared one of her poems with us for issue one. This is from that poem, ‘Goodwill’.

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A Dual Inheritance by Joanna Hershon

A Dual Inheritance by Joanna Hershon

Joanna Hershon has released her fourth novel, A Dual Inheritance. We love the book, and it has received wonderful reviews (links below). In addition to her other novels Swimming, The Outside…

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Susan Piperato Ate a Butterfly

Susan Piperato Ate a Butterfly

One of the stories from Open Field issue one that people emailed us about – a lot – was Susan Piperato’s The Taste of Butterfly. We have a pretty good…

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Claire Messud’s The Boathouse

Claire Messud’s The Boathouse

Novelist Claire Messud was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, but grew up in Australia, Canada and the United States. Her experience of rootlessness in her youth has lent Messud a deep…

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What’s Going On?

What’s Going On?

To thank the women who’ve written for Open Field, and because they are inherently interesting, we share these articles by and about… Elif Shafak (Open Field issue two) One of Turkey’s…

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