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The Author Speaks: “Glenrowan: the edit continues…”

Aidan Phelan discusses the editing progress on the eve of ANZAC Day, 2020.

Aaron Sherritt History Sub-Inspector O'Connor and the Queensland native police Superintendent Hare Superintendent Sadleir The Author Speaks The Cave Party The Kelly Gang The Police

Supt. Sadleir’s recollections

Extracts from Superintendent John Sadleir’s memoirs concerning the Glenrowan Siege and the events that led to it.

Editing The Author Speaks

The Author Speaks: On Editing

Right now I’m in the process of doing my final edit of Glenrowan in preparation for publishing. I’ve lost count of how many edits I’ve done, but I think it’s at least three or four big edits since I completed the first draft of the whole book. It’s a very important and painstaking process. The […]

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The Author Speaks: on inclusion and exclusion

Aidan Phelan discusses the challenge of working out what to keep in snd what to take out when adapting history into a narrative text.

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Why Glenrowan?

Where did the idea for the novel originate? What makes the story of the Glenrowan siege so compelling?