Natural Humans with Cultural Twists

With books spanning two millennia, authoring stories from 12th century France to modern day Russia, author Sophie Masson speaks to us about the weight of history, the experience of the foreign, and the advantages of being an Australian writer. Two millennia—goodness, how startling to see it that way! Makes me feel like an immortal. You’ve recently…

Books and Dogs

A good dog is like a good book. Well-loved (hence dog-eared). Always there when you need them. Minor indiscretions can be forgiven because they’ve captured your heart. As a veterinarian and an author, I’m well placed to judge. I have a lot of friends who are bookish, and many friends who are doggy, and some…

Speaking in Tongues

This post was first published on Sophie Masson’s Feathers of the Firebird blog. Rejoice!  Jules Verne’s Mikhail Strogoff has just been published in English for the first time in over 100 years.  I loved this book and I love that new generations of English speakers are getting the chance to follow the fabulously intrepid Mikhail…