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Olivia Dennis is a screen and fiction writer. Born and raised in Surrey, England, she currently resides in Melbourne, Australia. Her work intimately explores character, with a particular focus on the interactions between humans and the spaces surrounding them.

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Editorial / Australia

“By continuing to deny the influence of Marngrook on Australian rules football, we continue to carry our blighted history of Indigenous dispossession and exclusion.”

Olivia Dennis on Marngrook and A.F.L.

‘Call Me By Your Name’: a Tale of Inimitable Love Leaves its Mark

The latest film by Italian director Luca Guadagnino transports us to a romantic northern Italy, drenched in summer light and a tender love. Olivia Dennis reviews one of the most intimate love stories in recent cinematic history.

Drawing Japan with the Old Man Mad About Drawing

Olivia Dennis reflects on Hokusai’s devotion to Mount Fuji, rural Japanese towns and the daily rituals of those living on the fringes of Japanese society.

Luca Guadagnino on His Tender New Film ‘Call Me By Your Name’

Olivia Dennis speaks to Italian director Luca Guadagnino about his latest film that has received early Oscar predictions, his collaboration with Sufjan Stevens, filming in northern Italy and why “all the world loves lovers.”

Freikörperkultur Lake Swimming

Olivia Dennis shares the infectious freedom that comes from being an unnoticed naked body in one of Berlin’s approximate 80 lakes and recommends her favourite spots to enjoy this local pastime.

Music Review / Brazil

“I can’t always work out whether I am in a dark jazz club in Manhattan’s Lower East Side or dancing in Copacabana.”

Olivia Dennis on Eliane Elias’s Dance of Time

Zadie Smith Takes Us to an ‘Ungentrifiable’ North West London

In this review of Zadie Smith’s narrative and experimental novel ‘NW,’ Olivia Dennis introduces us to four thirty-somethings born of their location—a diverse and divided district of London.