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Bethanie Blanchard

Writer, critic and Liticism blogger

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A twisty, cosmic tale crowns the youngest-ever Booker winner

A twisty, cosmic tale crowns the youngest-ever Booker winner

Bethanie BlanchardOct 16, 2013

-- This piece originally appeared as a Crikey news art

NYWF series: an interview with Nadia Saccardo

NYWF series: an interview with Nadia Saccardo

Bethanie BlanchardOct 4, 2013

NYWF series: an interview with Alice Bell

NYWF series: an interview with Alice Bell

Bethanie BlanchardSep 30, 2013

Ahead of her appearances at the National Young Writers’ Festival, I spoke with Alice Bell about screenwriting, The Slap, and her unusual career niche.

NYWF series: an interview with Adam Liaw

NYWF series: an interview with Adam Liaw

Bethanie BlanchardSep 23, 2013

Ahead of his appearances at the National Young Writers' Festival, I spoke with Adam Liaw about food writing, having a public profile, and the tendency towards cliche in food journalism

Young NZ author wins spot on Man Booker shortlist

Young NZ author wins spot on Man Booker shortlist

Bethanie BlanchardSep 11, 2013

-- This piece originally appeared as a Crikey News article.

Martin McKenzie-Murray on the culture of timidity in political speechwriting

Martin McKenzie-Murray on the culture of timidity in political speechwriting

Bethanie BlanchardSep 7, 2013

Tom Switzer on political ventriloquism and the pace of speechwriting

Tom Switzer on political ventriloquism and the pace of speechwriting

Bethanie BlanchardSep 5, 2013

James Button on the death of the campaign speech

James Button on the death of the campaign speech

Bethanie BlanchardSep 4, 2013

'The most diverse in Man Booker history': 2013 Man Booker Prize longlist announced

'The most diverse in Man Booker history': 2013 Man Booker Prize longlist announced

Bethanie BlanchardJul 24, 20131 Comment

Something was announced last night in the UK that wasn't to do with the royal baby. The longlist for the 2013 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, which judges describe as the most diverse in the prize's history.

Melbourne Writers Festival 2013 program launch: an interview with Director Lisa Dempster

Melbourne Writers Festival 2013 program launch: an interview with Director Lisa Dempster

Bethanie BlanchardJul 18, 20132 Comments

Before the full launch of the 2013 MWF program, I spoke with the festival director Lisa Dempster on the writers chosen for inclusion in this year's line up.

Emerging Writers' Festival 2013: an interview with Director Sam Twyford-Moore

Emerging Writers' Festival 2013: an interview with Director Sam Twyford-Moore

Bethanie BlanchardMay 17, 2013

Tony Abbott, ebook author

Tony Abbott, ebook author

Bethanie BlanchardMay 13, 20135 Comments

The persistence of gender: a Stella Miles Franklin shortlist

The persistence of gender: a Stella Miles Franklin shortlist

Bethanie BlanchardApr 30, 20131 Comment

There is no question that the debates around gender in literary awards have been important and resulted in real culture change. Yet I feel an uneasiness that it has reached the point where gender has become almost the primary concern in reportage.

All-female 2013 Miles Franklin shortlist announced

All-female 2013 Miles Franklin shortlist announced

Bethanie BlanchardApr 30, 20131 Comment

Five novels make the 2013 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist, and they're all by female authors

Chris Somerville's <i>We Are Not The Same Anymore</i>: an interview

Chris Somerville's We Are Not The Same Anymore: an interview

Bethanie BlanchardApr 24, 20133 Comments

On the release of Chris Somerville's debut collection of short stories, I interviewed the Brisbane based author on epigraphs, water motifs and placelessness.

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