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Ramona Koval

Teoksen By the Book: A Reader's Guide to Life tekijä

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Ramona Koval was born in 1954 in Australia. She is a broadcaster, writer and journalist. Koval has written several books, including a novel, Samovar, and a cookbook Jewish Cooking, Jewish Cooks. She has written for many newspapers and international journals, and her interviews have been published näytä lisää in book form. Her latest collection of Radio National interviews is Tasting Life Twice: Conversations with Remarkable Writers, published by ABC Books. In 1995 Koval won the Order of Australia Media Award for a series of radio programs entitled "Writing from the Centre" and broadcast on ABC Radio National. Koval has served on the board of the Australian Book Review. In 2015 she was appointed Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne. Also in 2015 her title Bloodhound: Searching for My Father met with wide acclaim among the critics.She will be featured at the Mudgee Readers' Festival 2015. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Associated Works

The Catherine Wheel (1979) — Johdanto, eräät painokset42 kappaletta
The Best Australian Essays 2004 (2004) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta

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This is a book readers book, from a book reader. I loved it. Ramona's mother restricted her physically while growing up, but there was no such restriction with what she could read. The highlighter was often marking phrases like "Paley had an uncanny genius for containing a world within a sentence...", or marking possible book titles to add to the 'to-read' list.
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GeoffSC | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 25, 2020 |
Writer and broadcaster Ramona Koval recounts her childhood and teenage exposure to football culture from the perspective of a Jewish migrant living in St Kilda. Koval confesses she has never been to a football game or is ever likely to, but her observations on how football intruded upon her life are amusing and interesting.
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Readingthegame | Jul 11, 2020 |
This could have been a good essay or radio piece, but was rambling and disjointed as a book. Koval's search for her real father is motivated by hints and suggestions that seem very vague, but mostly by an underlying dislike of her supposed father. The writing is unfocussed and the story drifts along in a bunch of different directions without really pulling things together. There's some interesting stuff about memory and trauma in there, but the overall framework of the book really doesn't work.
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mjlivi | 1 muu arvostelu | Feb 2, 2016 |
Part autobiography and part jaunt through Koval's favourite books, this is a brief, easy read and leaves you charmed by the author and with a dozen more books added to your 'to-read' list.
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mjlivi | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 2, 2016 |

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