Consider True Stories the Helen Garner equivalent of Joan Didion's We Tell Ourselves Stories In Order To Live - do not be intimidated by the size of this tome, everything inside it is necessary and perfect. Helen Garner is one of the best living Australian writers — Janet Malcolm and Renata Adler are good American proxies, Jenny Diski is a good British one. Regardless of comparisons, you should read everything by her! Please, let me thrust things into your hands! Whatever you read, your heart and your conscience will thank you,— Madeleine
Bringing together the essays, stories and diary entries of True Stories, The Feel of Steel and Everywhere I Look, as well as new uncollected pieces, this edition is a kaleidoscope of the work of one of Australia's greatest writers.
About the Author
Helen Garner writes novels, stories, screenplays and works of non-fiction. In 2006 she received the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Literature, and in 2016 she won the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction. Everywhere I Look won the 2017 Indie Book Award for Non Fiction.