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WhenÂ Caitlin DoughtyÂ was 23, she scored her dream jobâ€¦Â as a cremator of human remains. Caitlinâ€™s memoir,Â Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Confessions from the Crematorium, is an enlightening, hilarious, gruesome and ultimately refreshing portrayal of Caitlinâ€™s foray into the world of the dead.
This November, join a host of inspiring women for one of Australia’s best-loved literary salons in an intimate evening of laughter, memory-sharing and thought-provoking prose.
In a world where we share and consume private moments every day on social media, a longer-form source of solidarity through lived experiences can be an irresistible read. Hereâ€™s a fistful of canny Australian authors whoâ€™ve laid down their own lives on paper for our voyeuristic pleasure in 2014.
Part memoir, part instruction manual, Funemployed explores the concept of having â€œmade itâ€ in the arts. Justin Heazlewood, aka The Bedroom Philosopher, details his own quest to strike a balance between artistic integrity, a functional personal life, and the financial means to keep going.