Romy Ash
is a novelist. Her first book, Floundering, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin award.

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Portrait April 21, 2018

Poet Hera Lindsay Bird

Visiting New Zealand poet Hera Lindsay Bird in Wellington.

Portrait March 31, 2018

Whanganui River guide Charles Ranginui

A journey down the Whanganui River with Charles Ranginui.

Culture March 24, 2018

Armando Iannucci in the Bolshevik of it

Satirist Armando Iannucci has turned from his hit TV comedies Veep and The Thick of It to mining the lethal absurdities of the Soviet Union for his film The Death of Stalin. He talks about the comedy of power. “It seems strangely topical with all the talk about facts and alternative facts, new truths and old truths, and the authoritarianism too. It’s frightening.”

Portrait March 10, 2018

Glass artist Emma Camden

A visit to the studio of glass sculptor Emma Camden.

Culture December 16, 2017

Video artist Candice Breitz

On the eve of the NGV Triennial, artist Candice Breitz turned a work about refugees into a work of protest directed at the gallery’s security contracts. “While I am grateful for the immense support I have received from the NGV,” she announced, “it would be morally remiss, in light of the above knowledge, for me to remain silent in the context of the current conversation that is taking place around the Australian government’s ongoing and systematic abuse of refugees.”

Portrait September 09, 2017

Neighbourhood life

Housebound with an infant, the author watches the street life unfold.

Portrait August 19, 2017

Exploratory musician Lizzy Welsh

Violinist Lizzy Welsh talks before her rehearsal for the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music.

Culture July 08, 2017

Angourie Rice on staying real in Hollywood

As an actress on the rise, Angourie Rice is determined to find roles beyond the cookie-cutter teenage girls. Here, she talks about the importance of female representation, working with Kidman and Coppola, and frocking up for The Beguiled.

Portrait May 20, 2017

James Joyce expert Frances Devlin-Glass

Frances Devlin-Glass stages Joyce’s Dublin, smell by smell.

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