David Levell & Josephine Pennicott

Saturday night was the annual banquet of our literary agent Selwa Anthony, this year staged at the Hotel Amora in downtown Sydney. It was great catching up with writing friends such as Ian Irvine, Katherine Howell, Anna Rosa Berman, Anna Romer, John Suter Linton and many others. After dinner and Selwa’s inimitable Sassy Awards, Abba tribute act Fabba had many a female scribe bonding on the dance floor, music speaking louder than words. Josephine’s novel Poet’s Cottage – or should I say Dornen Tochter (I lack the web skills to stick on the umlaut) – has just been launched in Germany so there was much to celebrate!