Ask the Author: Ilka Tampke

I spoke to the wonderful Ilka Tampke about her debut novel Skin. Ilka Tampke was born in Sydney in 1969. She studied theatre at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst NSW and completed honours in performance at University of Western Sydney. Tampke directed the Sydney Women’s Festival, Mallacoota’s Festival of the Southern Ocean and numerous other [...]

Book Review: Skin by Ilka Tampke

I reviewed this book as part of the Lovereading review panel. Southwest Britain, AD 43. For the people of Caer Cad, ‘skin’ is their totem, their greeting, their ancestors, their land. Ailia does not have skin. Abandoned at birth, she serves the Tribequeen of her township. Ailia is not permitted to marry, excluded from tribal [...]