Author(s): Helen Garner
Leigh Sales: "An incredible insight into the thinking and writing processes of one of the greatest writers in Australian history." Helen Garner has kept a diary for almost all her life. But until now, those exercise books filled with her thoughts, observations, frustrations and joys have been locked away, out of bounds, in a laundry cupboard. Finally, Garner has opened her diaries and invited readers into the world behind her novels and works of non-fiction. Recorded with frankness, humour and steel-sharp wit, these accounts of her everyday life provide an intimate insight into the work of one of Australia's greatest living writers. Yellow Notebook, Diaries Volume One, in this elegant hardback edition, spans about a decade beginning in the late 1970s just after the publication of her first novel, Monkey Grip. It will delight Garner fans and those new to her work alike.
Yellow Notebook: Diaries 1978-1987 by Helen Garner
Once I started reading this, I wanted to hide away, undisturbed, until I was finished. Absolutely riveting and very often funny! Crystalline observations from the domestic to the sublime and often both together, reveal a writer's mind at work as well as the messy tanglings of the heart, of parenting, and of creativity. Garner is an exceptional craftswoman and here we see the inner workings of her writing practice with startling frankness. And more. Molly