Carly Osborn is a history of emotions scholar. She is a former Research Fellow (now Visiting Research Fellow) at The University of Adelaide node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, and an academic researcher and impact specialist at The University of Divinity.
Contrived plots, two-dimensional characters, ridiculous resolutions: the master of comic novels takes these elements and spins them into gold, bringing consolation during these grim times, writes Carly Osborn.
Get InDaily in your inbox. Daily. The best local news sent straight to your inbox every workday at lunchtime.