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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | December 15, 2019

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AboutSophie Clews, Author at The Creative Issue

Sophie Clews

Sophie Clews

They say James Joyce used to start fights in bars, only to call in Hemingway as backup. Working for The Creative Issue, I will be reviewing and interviewing authors for the position of Hemingway to my Joyce, and will probably spend some time talking about their books, too. Having moved from Canberra to Melbourne, I’m all about uncovering the city’s vibrant literary scene, finding out what books Melbournians are loving, and figuring out the best places to drink coffee whilst contemplating your next bestseller.

Posts By Sophie Clews

Review: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

April 6, 2015 |

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’”

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Exciting Reads for 2015

March 31, 2015 |

As one month ends and a new one begins, I decided it was time to look at some of the most exciting book releases so far of 2015, and what’s left to come. Read More

Review: Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente

March 25, 2015 |

“Remember this when you are queen,” he whispered hoarsely. “I moved the earth and the water for you.” Read More

Review: Wolf In White Van

March 15, 2015 |

“People have ideas and theories about coping with catastrophic injury, but most of them are based in practicalities. They’re right in thinking that the practicalities – how will you live? what will you do? – are important, but these aren’t the main thing. The main thing is what happens to your vision, how you’re a little different after you’ve seen a few things, and as far as I know, nobody really gets this.”

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Interview: Designed For Life

March 8, 2015 |

When it comes to design, bloggers always seem to have their finger on the pulse. Melbourne based Myrline Delva, curator and author of Designed For Life, is certainly no exception to this rule. Read More

Readings, Carlton: More than just your average bookstore

March 3, 2015 |

There’s a certain charm that encapsulates Lygon Street, though it doesn’t lie in the string of Italian restaurants and tourist traps. Read More

Review: The Strays by Emily Bitto

February 27, 2015 |

The Strays, the debut novel from Melbourne writer Emily Bitto, manages to strike the reader with its intensity, atmospheric writing, and occasional shock value. Read More