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What discerning judges have said about The Coffee Story

'It's been a while since I read a first novel that felt as universally accomplished as Peter Salmon's The Coffee Story' - Toby Litt

'I was constantly intoxicated by a sense of desire & loss' - Jake Arnott

'Wild and raucous... an extraordinarily accomplished debut' - Niall Griffiths

'Reminiscent of Phillip Roth's Everyman. But it's much, much funnier' - Sydney Morning Herald

'An exceptional debut' - Martyn Bedford

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Georges Perec at the University of Queensland

perecI was fascinated to find out recently that the brilliant French writer, Georges Perec, author of books such as Life A Users Manual and A Void (a novel written entirely without the letter ‘e’) spent a month as writer-in-residence at Australia’s University of Queensland in late 1981, a few months before his death.

I’ve been lucky enough to talk to a number of people who were part of his visit, and who shared their memories of this unique writer.

The article is published by the Sydney Review of Books here.

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