Shane Maloney: In Praise of Shhhh

Shane Maloney: In Praise of Shhhh

Regular browser Shane Maloney asks for a bit of shoosh as he talks about the value silence in our public places, how libraries were once carried on camel back in alphabetical order and how crucial libraries are - not only to his work as a writer but as 'treasure houses' of our culture.

Strong language is used in this video.


Portrait of Shane Maloney

Shane Maloney

Born in Hamilton in western Victoria in 1953, Shane Maloney is one of Australia’s most popular novelists. His award-winning and much-loved Murray Whelan series – Stiff, The Brush-Off, Nice Try, The Big Ask, Something Fishy and Sucked In – has been published around the world. 

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