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Turn Left At Venus at The Bookshop, Darlinghurst

The Bookshop in Darlinghurst, Sydney can be counted on for all that’s queer. Here’s the link to buying Turn Left At Venus there. The description of the book there: ”

What if there were a world where people changed gender all the time, what if there were a world of only women, what if there were a world where gender didn’t matter, what if …?

Ada Ligeti writes groundbreaking science fiction as the anonymous author A.L.Ligeti. Turn Left At Venus includes chapters about Ada’s life, from an immigrant childhood with the friend who keeps turning up, as Ada becomes a writer always on the move, from the suburbs to Kings Cross to San Francisco, Ubud, Rome, other cities… always moving on, creating a life devoted to writing, exploring desire, identity, the love of women and the lover of her old age. There are also chapters from Ligeti’s various novels; chapters where fans discovering her work argue about it on online forums and discussions; chapters where the queer tribe her work has brought together are able to create the ending to life Ada described as ideal.”


review of TL@V in SMH 27.12.2019

The review of Turn Left At Venus in the Sydney Morning Herald [full text]:

Turn Left at Venus
Inez Baranay
Transit Lounge, $29.99

Ada’s first name is pronounced ‘‘ardour’’ and her professional name as a writer is A.L. Ligeti, which at once erases gender and indicates a nod to a fellow-artist, the composer Ligeti. Ada is in the last stretch of her life, surrounded by people who know her work and are preparing to give her an appropriate send-off, and her memories swim through her elderly consciousness taking various narrative forms. Inez Baranay’s metaphysical concerns are given substance by the intense physicality of her settings and characters. Always an imaginative and intellectually uncompromising writer, using a broad canvas in her work that stretches across the world and beyond the bounds of the human, Baranay combines realism and speculative fiction in this tale of women’s friendships, the life of art, artificial intelligence, and the limits of ageing.

By Kerryn Goldsworthy

December 27, 2019 Sydney Morning Herald

https://www.smh.com.au/culture/books/fiction-reviews-cilka-s-journey-and-three-other-titles-20191217-p53kvl.html

 


Interview about Yoga+Writing workshop

Here’s a link to an interview I did for Byron Writers Festival in advance of the workshop I’m giving on 6 December 2019:

http://byronwritersfestival.com/blog/two-sacred-worlds-and-the-space-between/


Workshop “lessons from yoga for writers” Byron Bay 6 Dec 2019

I will be giving this one-day workshop for interested people who practice both yoga and writing in Byron Bay. Here’s the link for more information and bookings:

http://byronwritersfestival.com/whats-on/lessons-from-yoga-for-writers-with-inez-baranay/


a reading from TL@V and an interview at Narratives Library

Narratives Library is produced by Karena Wynn-Moylan. We recorded this reading from Turn Left At Venus, and a talk about it, at her studio in Bangalow.

http://www.narrativeslibrary.com/2019/11/04/inez-baranay-turn-left-at-venus/


some recent print interviews about Turn Left At Venus

All the reviews and interviews will eventually go on the Turn Left At Venus page on this site.

Book Lovers Book Reviews “Why Inez Baranay wrote Turn Left at Venus”:

https://bookloverbookreviews.com/2019/10/why-inez-baranay-wrote-turn-left-at-venus.html

In Their Own Write: meet the author

https://intheirownwrite.wordpress.com/2019/10/04/meet-the-author-inez-baranay/

Female.com.au “A Haunting Story Of Writing, Relationships and Ageing”

https://www.female.com.au/turn-left-at-venus.htm

 


audio interview with Paul Laverty The Quiet Carriage Main FM

I enjoyed talking with Paul Laverty on his show The Quiet Carriage on Main FM recently.

https://www.mixcloud.com/thequietcarriage/the-quirt-carriage-episode-4-inez-baranay-the-bendigo-writers-festival/

 


first review of Turn Left at Venus

The Canberra Times review includes the phrases “a rich and rewarding reading experience … a book of many pleasures” …

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6428149/exploring-the-unmapped-route-of-a-writers-life/?cs=14252


Turn Left At Venus: see cover and publication details here

Publication date for my novel Turn Left At Venus is 1 October 2019. Here is the link to the Turn Left At Venus page at Transit Lounge Publishing, with cover image.
https://transitlounge.com.au/shop/tun-left-venus/?fbclid=IwAR24W7o7MgpNca5-90q_h4SUmrSxGKLDLNIM9_wtMjcCuQGhH6EsiLrp3tw