Dorothy Johnston

About me

Dorothy Johnston is an Australian novelist, short story writer and reviewer, with eight published novels to date. She is relatively new to historical fiction, and keen to develop her understanding and appreciation.

From my website

A review of ‘Window Gods’ by Sally Morrison

    My review of Window Gods was published in the Fairfax press today. Though on the surface, and at the start, it appears to be a straightforward ‘novel of manners’, Window Gods turns out to be a surprising, many-layered book. There’s a lot about art and artists – visual,…

CP Cavafy’s prose poem ‘The Ships’

I’ve just come across a brilliant prose poem, ‘The Ships’ by Constantine Cavafy. Judging by the number of English translations on the official Cavafy website, the work is well known, but I’m glad to have found it, if a trifle later in life!   This photograph of the poet dates…

Wild, Whacky and Delicious – a review of Crane Mansions

  Gert Loveday had done it again with another wild, whacky and delicious comic novel. Writing Is Easy, Gert’s debut novel, is a marvellous send-up of a writing workshop and the people to attend and run it. Crane Mansions, the place, is a school for foundlings – literally babies left…

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