Nightmares and Dreamscapes

In sitting down to write her first book, Kathryn Barker decided to write about something that really scared her. And as a mother, what scared her more than anything was the phenomenon of mass school shootings. Her novel In the Skin of a Monster begins three years after a school shooting in a fictional rural […]

Australian graffiti

There was a time when you would be hard-pressed to find many people from the mainstream who would identify graffiti as art. It was a form of painting and drawing that would more likely be associated with vandalism, seen as nothing more than the defacement of public spaces. More recently, graffiti has found greater acceptance […]