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April 24, 2013


Yes, the rumours are true, I have written a book about my life as a music-obsessed teenager in the 1990s. It’s called Ninety9 and is being published by Giramondo Books. There are some details of it on the publisher’s website here. It will be in stores in August, and I’m starting to think about a launch – any ideas are welcome. Where is the most 90s place in Sydney?

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  1. April 24, 2013 10:33 pm

    Gotta be Hurstville Westfield – possibly the 90s-est place on Earth. Do they even have any bookshops left to launch it in, though?

    • Vanessa Berry permalink*
      April 24, 2013 10:39 pm

      Might have to be in the book department of Myer…if they still have a book department.

  2. Beth permalink
    April 29, 2013 1:19 pm

    How exciting Vanessa! So look forward to reading it. As for nineties places, the places I frequented were only significant because I went there in that time, rather than being intrinsically nineties. Does that make sense?

  3. Sarah Laing permalink
    May 20, 2013 1:13 pm

    I can’t wait to read it either! I just had a 90s party at my house, with a karaoke machine and me dressed up in a cheongsam with mini buns, Bjork-style. But maybe that was an NZ thing…

    • Vanessa Berry permalink*
      May 20, 2013 1:24 pm

      Thanks Sarah! That look was popular here too. I remember going to Chinatown in order to investigate cheongsams, though I never bought one, they never looked as good on me as I hoped they would.


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