Media and Reviews

In the media

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    Reader’s Digest Encounters Series

    I am very proud to say that Spinifex Baby has just been released, together with Billy Crystal’s memoir ‘Still Fooling’ …

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    Book of the Week

    Many thanks to the Mercury paper and Book Reviewer Rachel Edwards for making Spinifex Baby book of the week. The …

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    Natasha Mitchell at Life Matters Interview

    I was just sent this photo of Natasha Mitchell and I at the ABC studios in Sydney. She is wonderful …

  • Asha And I On Couch

    Desert and dust inspires award-winning book

    LINDA SMITH  • Mercury  • May 23, 2014 12:00AM Tassie mum Karen Harrland with her daughter Asha, 8. Harrland has …

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    The Weekly Book Newsletter

    Emailed to subscribers on Wednesdays, 49 times a year, the Weekly Book Newsletter is the book industry’s number one source …

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    Online magazine Hoopla

    http://thehoopla.com.au/lionhearted-love-far-tree/ The Hoopla interviews Karen Harrland about Spinifex Baby 23 05 14 ABOUT HOOPLA: News, politics, opinion, wellbeing, entertainment & …

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    Life Matters Radio National

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/spinifex-baby—finch-memoir-winner-2014/5473490 Spinifex Baby – Finch Memoir Prize winner 2014 When Karen Harrland and her husband Al took on the role …

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    Home is where the heart is

    Home Is Where The Heart Is Our family was asked to be part of this lovely segment in the Mercury’s …

Latest Reviews

  • Reader Review

    Spinifex Baby’, a book not to be left off your reading list. Having not known a lot about the Simpson …

  • Review From Booktopia

    Comments PROS Deserves Multiple Readings Easy To Read Engaging characters Informative BEST USES Australian Landscape Gift Suitable For All Readers …

  • A Personal Review

    What a lovely, honest and inspiring book. You write beautifully with careful insight into what to put in your story …

  • Book of the Week

    Many thanks to the Mercury paper and Book Reviewer Rachel Edwards for making Spinifex Baby book of the week. The …

  • Review from a reader

    The first thing I must say it is that you are a beautiful writer, you write heart wrenching desert prose. …

  • Heidi Douglas

    One woman’s moving story of discovering the paradox of the unique beauty and harsh reality of living in the Australian …