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Melbourne launch of the <i>Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature</i>

Melbourne launch of the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature

The Red Rotunda at the Cowen Gallery at the State Library of Victoria is filled with silver-haired literary giants, and a young woman enters, sweaty and carrying two bags (she has walked from work). She sees a couple of familiar faces but is too intimidated to talk to them. She clasps a glass of champagne and […]

The silver set and the beautiful people

The silver set and the beautiful people

(Yes, I’ve changed the format of my titles, it’s not a boo-boo). I attended the Summer Read Awards at the State Library yesterday afternoon (winner I am Melba, Ann Blainey), and was still surprised (but shouldn’t be) to hear that most of the voters were of the silver set – and voted by snail mail […]

Other People’s Favourite Books – Troy Martin on Tim Winton’s <i>Cloudstreet</i>

Other People’s Favourite Books – Troy Martin on Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet

Tell us a little about yourself and what you do. Hi, I’m Troy, a high school English teacher, frustrated writer, all round book nerd. Being an ‘English’ teacher means more than grammar or literacy, but literature, blogs, picture books, websites, cultural studies and much more… I have been teaching in the NSW public education system […]