August 27, 2013
In this Issue:
'At the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival, a friend recommended Ian McEwan, and they were spot on. His latest book Sweet Tooth is a clever, intelligent work by one of England’s ‘Top 50 post-war authors’.
Cricket buffs and the easily distracted were out in force again at Lomath Oval on Sunday. The Full-Tossers peeled themselves away from the fleshpots and bistros of Byron to take on the mighty Geckos, a team that sort of condenses onto the park from every direction.
RAW Byron Bay present their second amazing showcase at Byron’s Beach Hotel. Seven spoke with Abbie Gibson about her very ambitious project.
There may be even more nuances to this story in the original Japanese, but translator Stephen Snyder has provided nuances aplenty in Yoko Ogawa’s sweet and moving tale. But don’t expect a saccharine soapie; this short novel is well grounded in the quotidian.
A small brick building adjacent to the Mullumbimby Civic Hall was seriously damaged by fire last Friday morning, with arson being suspected. Firefighter Josh Rushton told The Echo that the Civic Hall’s wall would have also caught alight if crews...
Star of This Week Live, 10’s high-rating new prime-time comedy show, Tom Gleeson touches down for two knockout shows. You might remember him as ‘Fast Bowler’ from SkitHouse, but Gleeson is much more than that. When it comes to speaking his mind, the dude has balls. Fast ones
Bow and Arrow are an eccentric husband-and-wife duo that live in a big love bubble in the Blue Mountains. Bow (Mindy Jane) met Arrow (Mitchell Kwanten) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and they have been partners in crime ever since.
On Saturday night I went and watched the Titans play against the warriors. It was Mark Minichiello’s 150th game; he’s the first person to ever play that many for the Titans. I was going to interview him but it was a very tough game and Mini got knocked in the head and couldn’t come back on the field.
Byron Bay’s topsy turvy NRRRL season came to a shuddering halt at Grafton’s Frank McGuren Field on Saturday.After imposing prop Chris Coleman had his jaw broken in the very first tackle of their elimination semi-final, the Red Devils never quite got into their stride as the Ghosts’ hard-nosed, percentage football carried them home by 22-6.