Kirsten Tranter
  • Other Writing: Reviews, Essays, Interviews, Columns, Criticism

Links to reviews, essays, interviews, columns, criticism and other writing:

Once Again: Outside in the House of Art (runner-up in the ABR Calibre Essay Prize, Australian Book Review May 2018)

Going Grey (Spectrum, April 2018)

Living with the new normal: mass murder at school (Sydney Morning Herald News Review, February 2018)

Moving House (Spectrum, January 2018)

Spark Connection (on clothes, memory, and longing) (Avidly, October 2017)

Review of Philip Pullman’s La Belle Sauvage (The Age, October 2017)

Doctor Who and the magic of television (The Guardian, February 2017)

Miéville’s Surreal Weapons: on China Miéville’s The Last Days of New Paris and This Census-Taker (Public Books, February 2017)

Review of Emma Cline’s The Girls (The Sydney Morning Herald, September 2016)

Jonathan Franzen (Profile) (The Good Weekend, May 2016)

Review of Jeanette Winterson’s The Gap of Time (The Australian, December 2015)

Gloria Steinem (Profile) (The Good Weekend, October 2015)

Review of David Lagercrantz’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web (The Australian, October 2015)

“Shouting My Abortion: For My Nineteen-Year Old Self” (Overland, October 2015)

Review of Joanna Rackoff’s A Fortunate Age (The Australian, July 2015)

“Go Little Book”: On Being Reviewed (Overland, Summer 2014)

Cheryl Strayed (Profile) (The Good Weekend, January 2015)

Review of Lauren Beuke’s Broken Monsters (The Australian, September 2014)

Review of D.B.C. Pierre’s Breakfast with the Borgias (The Australian, August 2014)

Review of Rjurik Davidson’s Unwrapped Sky (The Age, August 2014)

Lana Del Rey (profile) (The Good Weekend, May 2014)

Frances Mayes (profile) (The Good Weekend, April 2014)

Review of Ann Patchett’s non-fiction collection, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage (The Australian, January 2014)

My books of the year for 2013, in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian

Review of Helen Fielding’s Mad About The Boy (The Australian, November 2013)

Anjelica Huston (profile) (The Good Weekend, November 2013)

Jacki Weaver (profile) (The Good Weekend, November 2013)

Review of Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch (The Sydney Morning Herald, November 2013)

Review of Ian Rankin’s Saints of the Shadow Bible (The Australian, November 2013)

Review of Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries (The Australian, September 2013)

Water, Writing and Submerged Fairground Attractions: A Conversation with Stella Prize-shortlisted authors Margo Lanagan and Lisa Jacobson (Herkind blog August 2013)

Joan Baez (profile) (The Good Weekend, July 2013)

Review of Louise Erdrich’s The Roundhouse (The Australian, June 2013)

Khaled Hosseini (interview) (The Good Weekend, June 2013)

Review of Claire Messud’s The Woman Upstairs (Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald May 2013)

Review of Hannah Richell’s The Shadow Year (Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald May 2013)

An interview with China Miéville (Contemporary Literature, Fall 2012)

Review of Standing in Another Man’s Grave by Ian Rankin (The Australian, November 2012)

Writing Friendship (Untitled Books, July 2012)

Review of Hilary Mantel’s Bring Up The Bodies (The Australian, May 2012)

What are the books you once loved that now make you cringe? (Wheeler Centre Dailies, April 2012)

Why Women Writers Get a Smaller Slice of the Pie (Wheeler Centre Dailies, March 2012)

Review of Granta, Horror issue (The Australian, February 4, 2012)

Review of P.D.James’ Death Comes to Pemberley (The Australian, January 2012)

Review of Elliot Perlman’s The Street Sweeper (The Monthly, October 2011)

Refiguring Fiction: China Miéville’s Embassytown (Overland, September 2011)

An interview with Overland about China Miéville and Embassytown (Overland blog, September 2011)

Review of A.N.Wilson’s Dante in Love (Australian Literary Review, July 2011)

Some thoughts on genre and literary fiction (Shearer’s blog, May 2011)

Review of Geraldine Brooks’ Caleb’s Crossing (The Monthly, May 2011)

Why are women missing from the literary pages? (Wheeler Centre Blog, March 2011)

Quaint Misogyny: A review of Mad Men, Season 4 (The Monthly, October 2010)

Domestic Spectacles: Rental Nightmares in Sydney (The Monthly, June 2010)

Keep Calm, Buy Posters (The Monthly, April 2010)

On Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Trilogy (The Monthly, November 2009)

On Twilight, the Anti-Buffy (The Australian, March 2009)

How Harry Potter got kids to stop reading (Australian Literary Review, December 2008)