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Jonathan Lethem is one of American literature’s most omnivorous talents, with fingers in science fiction (Gun, with Occasional Music, Amnesia Moon, Girl in Landscape), crime fiction (Motherless Brooklyn) and rock journalism. His whip-smart critical essays have poked at topics including art, used books, Donald Sutherland’s butt, John Wayne and superhero films. Lethem’s latest novel, Dissident…
David Mitchell is best known as the author of the passionately adored literary bestseller Cloud Atlas, a subversive and seductive novel with a messiah-like following (and sales of nearly a million copies worldwide).
His latest novel, The Bone Clocks, has been hailed as his best book since that masterpiece … and it’s equally bizarre, beautiful and challenging.
James Patterson has been the planet’s bestselling author since 2001, with more than 300 million copies of his books in print and several television deals in the works. The thriller king’s background is in advertising, and he knows what audiences want. As well as the suspense that cemented his fame, he’s written successful children’s books, romances and historical fiction.
The 2015 Stella Prize Winner at the Clunes Booktown Festival
Following the announcement of the 2015 Stella Prize, the Wheeler Centre presents a special event at the Clunes Booktown Festival.
Helen Trinca was the winner of the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction for her book Madeleine: A Life of Madeleine St John, in which she explores the troubled life of the first Australian woman to be shortlisted…
Africa Talks: Identity
African-Australians can face prejudice in their everyday lives, whether it’s increased likelihood of harassment by police or lazy assumptions that they come from backgrounds of poverty or violence. But identifying as African-Australian is also a source of strength, providing community ties and connecting to a rich culture.
What does it mean to be an African-Australian? Who is an African-Australian ……
Emerging Writers’ Festival 2015 Launch: Accepted or Rejected
The Emerging Writers’ Festival launches its 2015 program with a game that puts you in the editor’s chair. How are written pieces deemed publishable? Do editors know what they’re doing? Is quality in the eye of the beholder?
As four guests from this year’s Emerging Writers’ Festival present their writing, it’s up to you to decide if the piece has…
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