Archive for Rodney Hall

Suicidal Thoughts

Posted in poetry, Reading, Real Men with tags , , , , on September 3, 2019 by Jarrod Boyle

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‘There’s two acts of creation at work in the novel: the writer’s, and the reader’s.’

– Rodney Hall.

Some books, you read them and they go right through you like a glass of water. Other books seem to take up residence and become a part of who you are, like marrow, or muscle fibre.

I recently read Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar for the second time.

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Rodney Hall: A Stolen Season

Posted in Fiction, Reading, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 16, 2019 by Jarrod Boyle
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At the gym – working on the gun show.

Rodney Hall is one of Australia’s greatest living writers. He has been nominated for the Miles Franklin Award seven times and if he wins this year, it’ll be the third time he’s gone home with the prize.

I have known him for eighteen years and he never fails to deliver on the subject of literature. He has been kind enough to wax lyrical at the Theme Park on matters literary and a few others that happen to intersect within his purview. 

T.P: I’m guessing that if the Miles Franklin Award was predicated on biceps, you’d win that. Continue reading

Morbid Love

Posted in Morbid Love, Real Men, violence against women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2017 by Jarrod Boyle

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Aftermath/Afterword

The thought of publishing this on my blog made me sick. Continue reading

Shotgun Party

Posted in Fiction with tags , , , on December 28, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

Many of the episodes in Mouthful of Stones are ‘true’. However, this doesn’t mean that all of them overtook your humble narrator. This story belongs to a very good friend who had once been a member of the now-defunct armed robbery squad. After hearing it, I inserted a first-person narrator to make it fit the shape of my design. Continue reading

Romanticism

Posted in Love letters, Pornography with tags , , , on August 25, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

Every time I’m wounded, I bleed in romantic colours. Continue reading

A Genius for a Friend

Posted in Journalism, Reading with tags , , , , , on January 15, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

It’s great to have a genius for a friend; it guarantees often exhilarating conversations.  Continue reading

Rejection!

Posted in Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

Dear Jarrod,

Thank you for sending me Finding Cronos, and for giving Murdoch Books the opportunity to consider publishing your manuscript. I think the questions and themes you wanted to explore through your story do have merit, however I think the writing and structure of your manuscript still needs more work. Continue reading

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