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David Rain’s OROKON re-issued by Jo Fletcher books

Out now on Kindle

Originally published in the late 90s under the pseudonym Tom Arden, we are so pleased to see the re-release of David’s flamboyant and dramatic five-volume fantasy series re-released by Jo Fletcher Books under his own name and available on Kindle download via Amazon. Starting with The Harlequin’s Dance: In the village of Irion, the crippled boy known as…
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Strange Magic

New article by David in Slightly Foxed

The latest issue of fabulous book quarterly Slightly Foxed is now out and features an article by David on early twentieth-century Spanish classic Platero and I by Juan Ramón Jiménez. Here’s how it begins: “Books possess a strange magic. Like Poe’s purloined letter, they hide in plain view, standing on their shelves unregarded for days,…
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Great new interview …

Plus more new (and good) reviews of David's books

Book Stop Corner is a brilliant Indian site where Aditi Saha shares her opinions of books she’s read and interviews authors as well. She’s just posted an excellent interview with David where he talks about his writing. Here’s just one quotation, where David talks about how he became an author: “I remember exactly the moment…
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“Entertaining … eminently readable”

New Volcano Street reviews in Australia

“David Rain’s portrait of a large country town in which a small crew of miscellaneous outcasts eventually find each other is an entertaining read with a lot of colourful characters … It isn’t subtle, but it is eminently readable.” Well, readable is more fun than subtle, isn’t it? This good review, by noted critic Kerryn…
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New Interview with David

ABC South East in South Australia

David spoke to Rebekah Lowe on the ABC South East Morning programme about writing Volcano Street, growing up in Mount Gambier, South Australia, and becoming a writer. The interview went out at 9.35 am SA time on Monday 23 February 2015, and, like the Radio National interview, was great fun for David to do. Listen…
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More on Radio National

Longer version of interview and podcast available

A slightly longer version of David’s Radio National interview will go to air on 1 March in Australia, on Books Plus between 2 and 3 pm. Thanks to the wonderful Radio National, it will also be available as a podcast, on the page given below. The interview focuses in detail on the novel Volcano Street…
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David on ABC Radio National

Major new radio interview now available

David’s interview with Kate Evans at Australia’s Radio National was broadcast on Monday 16 February and the interview is now available online. Listen to the whole programme, or go through to about 28 minutes to the segment about David. It runs about 17 minutes in all. Radio National interview From the Radio National website: Australian…
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“A wonderful, multi-layered story …”

Another good Australian review

From the Adelaide Advertiser, Saturday 7 February, 2015. We don’t have a computerised link for this, but here’s what it said about Volcano Street, which it rated at four stars …   FICTION VOLCANO STREET David Rain Allen & Unwin $27.99 Skip and Marlo Wells dream of escaping dreary old Adelaide, buoyed by their mother’s…
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“An exquisite coming of age story”

Great review of Volcano Street at Australia's The Hoopla

“David Rain has written an exquisite coming of age story. Skip’s voice, as the narrator, is vibrant, innocent and all-knowing simultaneously … The realisation that a small country town existence is no excuse not to dream of a different future, that like Pavel, one can love where one grew up without feeling constrained to stay…
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Goodreads asks questions …

... and David answers

From the book website Goodreads comes the following Q&A with David, done to mark the publication of Volcano Street …   Q: Where did you get the idea for your most recent book? A: Volcano Street is set in a small town in the state of South Australia. I grew up in a town like that….
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