Jozef Imrich, name worthy of Kafka, has his finger on the pulse of any irony of interest and shares his findings to keep you in-the-know with the savviest trend setters and infomaniacs.
''I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.''
Amanda Lohrey admits she is hopelessly impractical. So there’s an irony that she frequently writes about making or building things. At the heart of The Labyrinth, her seventh novel, lies the creation of one of those “constructs that is over 50,000 years old and found in most cultures”.
Today, she has been awarded Australia’s most significant literary prize, the $60,000 Miles Franklin, for this spare tale of a woman coming to grips with the losses, absences and sense of guilt in her life.