Blog Category: The Starlings Archives · Vivienne Kelly

Writing The Starlings

The Starlings isn’t just about football (at least I hope it isn’t), but football is at its heart. This is odd, because football hasn’t been a big part of my life. I’ve always been that awkward anomaly – a Melburnian without a footy team. When I was a child my father was a Melbourne supporter. He (and sometimes my brother, who went for South Melbourne) would go off to the MCG together, wrapped up in coats and carrying rugs and thermoses and sandwiches and thick slices of my mother’s excellent fruit cake. It was a man thing. My mother and I were never invited, and we didn’t wish to be. It took me years to become interested in AFL footy, and longer still before I…

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