Stephen Orr

Why?

Adelaide author Stephen Orr asks the questions.…

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The last man in Adelaide

Reflecting on truth, politics and George Orwell, novelist Stephen Orr asks: why do governments need to advertise like brand-name fashion accessories and junk fo…

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A tale of a lit city

Novelist Stephen Orr had this crazy dream that Adelaide could become the next UNESCO City of Literature. Too bad it was just fantasy……

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Book Extract: Incredible Floridas

Adelaide author Stephen Orr’s Incredible Floridas follows the pre-WW2 story of Roland Griffin a famous Australian artist who tries to help his son, Hal, f…

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Lessons from the Stasi

Our fascination with East Germany and Berlin has never been greater but there are lessons to remember from the German Democratic Republic and the State’s brutal…

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Extract: Stephen Orr’s The Hands

Adelaide writer Stephen Orr’s latest novel The Hands (Wakefield Press) is an acclaimed Australian pastoral about the Wilkie family and their need to make a livi…

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The Bones

Each day we become smarter, yet less willing to use our intelligence, writes Stephen Orr.…

Young Beavis

Publishing is a marginal business. Profits are slim. Book types do it because they believe in the word, the sentence, the idea. That a city, a state, should lea…

Fifty-One

“And so it has been assumed that a man who is egocentric enough to want to display his talent… can be called upon to write, paint, lecture and make sculpture or…

Pennies For Eileen

A strange little Eileen Joyce biopic from 1951 perfectly captures Australian values from a bygone era.…

History

Are we dragging history to the recycle bin in this technologically obsessed new world?…

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