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Mandy Brett on ‘Why the World Needs Editors Even if it Doesn’t Need Books'

It is increasingly uncertain whether bookshops, publishers and even books themselves will exist in a few years' time - at least as we recognise them today. Do we care? Should we? Herewith a humble plea for the future of the book editor, arguably the linchpin of modern publishing, and a less humble assertion of her contribution to culture, commerce and - yes, goddammit - moral standards.

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Portrait of Mandy Brett

Mandy Brett

Mandy Brett is a senior editor with Text Publishing, where she has worked since 2002.

Lunchbox / Soapbox

We love exploring ideas at the Wheeler Centre, and encouraging others to do the same. That’s why every Thursday lunchtime we hand the microphone over to the great thinkers, dreamers and orators of our time.

With a dazzling range of passionate speakers and unusual topics, our soapbox provides a platform for the eclectic, topical and enlightening stories you won’t hear elsewhere. This is the most memorable lunch break you’ll have all week.

If you’re in need of sustenance of body as well as mind, the MOAT lunch cart will be serving delicious $10 lunchboxes in the Performance Space from 12.20pm.


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