Read Running Dogs and hungry for some Nasi Goreng? Now you can make your own! Via Indochef.com

The famous Indonesian fried rice. original made from leftover rice and eaten as a breakfast dish. You can add, shelled prawns, chicken meat or beef on it.

Here's the folio of illustrator Florence Boyd who is responsible for the wonderful cover.

Here's the folio of illustrator Florence Boyd who is responsible for the wonderful cover.

You know the saying 'like mother like daughter'? Ruby Murray has just published her debut novel, Running Dogs. Her mother, Kirsty Murray, is an award-winning author of many books for teens and younger readers. You'd think that growing up with a mother who's a writer would be a pretty good start for your own literary career. But in this case, it's not that straightforward. Find out how this mother and daughter pair navigate their common passions. Via Radio National's Arts and Letters Daily.

Ruby Murray has just published her first novel and her mother Kirsty Murray is an award-winning writer for teens.

Drunk local author, signs first book (thanks, Ronnie Scott!)

Drunk local author, signs first book (thanks, Ronnie Scott!

December 2012 – January 2013

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'I love Jakarta. Except for when I hate it. It’s fiercely modern; it provides a window on to where the world is going. It’s always one step ahead and one step behind.' Q & A with Ruby J Murray, via Readings

'Australians seem to forget sometimes that islands are drifting above our northern coast.' Ruby Murray on the process of writing Running Dogs, Melbourne's coffee scene, and being an ex-pat

'Lyrical descriptions clash with harsh imagery to evoke a world of extreme privilege set among that of poverty, fear and political upheaval, where privilege and wealth are not enough protection from familial secrets and shame.' Bookseller & Publisher

'Lyrical descriptions clash with harsh imagery to evoke a world of extreme privilege set among that of poverty, fear and political upheaval, where privilege and wealth are not enough protection from familial secrets and shame.

'The process of telling stories about the cities we live in, which is partly what the book is about, is a fraught one.'

'The process of telling stories about the cities we live in, which is partly what the book is about, is a fraught one.

Running Dogs in some illustrious company

Running Dogs in some illustrious company


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