Allen & Unwin; $23.99
This is a fictionalised account of part of the life of Clarice Majoribanks Beckett (1887-1935), a Melbourne artist who created hundreds of evocative landscapes and seascapes.
Clarice Beckett has probably always been much underestimated, even neglected. But go online, and you will get an idea of her stunning work which seems to be always and primarily a meditation on the light.
Kristel Thornell brings this wonderful woman to life in Night Street which was a co-winner of 2009’s Vogel Award for young writers. (more…)