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Golden Years: older queer characters on screen
Nathan Smith explores the increasing visibility of older queer people in TV and film.
Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships 2016: Introducing the Fellows, round three
This week, eight writers and illustrators begin their two month Hot Desk Fellowships at the Wheeler Centre. Find out more about them, and the projects they'll be working on at their Hot Desks.
Working with Words: Heather Rose
Heather Rose is a novelist, art student and businesswoman, who writes for both adults and young readers. Her seventh novel, The Museum of Modern Love, is out now. Heather chatted with us about Leo Tolstoy, Edith Wharton and her dream of founding a School of Imagination.
Working with Words: Andrew Knight
Andrew Knight is one of Australia's most celebrated writers for TV and film. His credits include Fast Forward, Rake and Jack Irish and he counts Clive James among his fans. Andrew chatted with about avoiding amoebae and bad advice and explained the circumstances under which a writer should always storm…
Working with Pictures: Eirian Chapman
Eirian Chapman is a Melbourne-based illustrator and graphic designer. Her work has appeared in Wallpaper, Monocle and GQ and she's illustrated this year's Big Issue fiction edition. Her advertising clients include Schweppes, Mercedes and many more. Eirian chatted with us about big breaks, bad advice and Fungus the Bogeyman.
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Federal Minister Questions Viability of Bookshops
Federal Minister for Small Business Nick Sherry predicted this morning that online shopping will wipe out bookstores within the next five years. Senator Sherry made the comments at the launch of a campaign called Driving Business Online, an initiative intended to encourage small business owners to develop the online side of their business.
The Australian Booksellers Association’s CEO Joel Becker said he was “gobsmacked”…
Dymocks Opens the Floodgates
A leading Australian book retailer is getting into the publishing business with the launch of an online self-publishing service. Dymocks is the first major Australian book retailer to have entered the online publishing fray with the D Publishing Network. The service offers a fully-functional suite of services for turning a standard Word document into a book and/or ebook. The service can print colour images…
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