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Aussies up for largest worldwide literary prize: IMPAC Dublin longlist

Aussies up for largest worldwide literary prize: IMPAC Dublin longlist

The longlist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is nominated by libraries worldwide, so it’s no surprise that Australian books have been put forward by Australian libraries. Nonetheless, the €100,000 prize is nothing to balk at. It’s a long longlist, but an interesting one. I like seeing the flavour of different libraries in different […]

Brethren is one of my favourite words (but that has nothing to do with <i>Peril</i>, my best books of 2009, Kafka’s diary, or an <i>Overland</i> blog guest post)

Brethren is one of my favourite words (but that has nothing to do with Peril, my best books of 2009, Kafka’s diary, or an Overland blog guest post)

* This week I went to the launch of Peril, edition 8: ‘why are people so unkind’? It featured readings, and a fun, sexy performance by Ladies of Colour Agency that made me want to get up an shake it, baby. Maxine Clarke, who performed her poetry, gives a very warm of a rundown of […]

Nick Cave reads from <i>The Death of Bunny Munro</i>

Nick Cave reads from The Death of Bunny Munro

This is just about the coolest thing currently traversing the intertubes. Nick Cave’s The Death of Bunny Munro is coming out in Australia in August with Text Publishing (Faber in the US). His UK publisher Canongate has created a website for the book with the man himself reading chapter extracts of this deliciously black, sexually twisted, […]

The Swing, Bad Seeds, Mook Launch, and the Crunch

The Swing, Bad Seeds, Mook Launch, and the Crunch

Getting back into the swing of things has been slow. Work has been busy, but reading and writing has slowed-up a little at the moment. ’90s novel’ is taking its time. I’m working on it a bit this weekend, but I have a few other focuses too. Working on some very cool things for the […]

Nick Cave, Cate Kennedy, Paul Jennings in 2009

Nick Cave, Cate Kennedy, Paul Jennings in 2009

2009 will bring many delightful literary goodies. I am privileged to know of them as I wrote an article for Bookseller+Publisher entitled ‘The Ones to Watch 2009’ – it’s in the Summer issue, which has just come out. One on children’s books will be in the March ‘Junior’ issue (which I’m currently working on). I can’t reveal […]