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Working with Words: Duncan Ball
Duncan Ball is the Sydney-based author of dozens of books for kids, including the much-loved Emily Eyefinger series. He chatted with us about writer's block, perseverance and the most surprising adaptations of his work.
Can editors – or algorithms – save the news?
Artificial intelligence is both a problem and a solution in the fight against fake news, writes Connor Tomas O'Brien. But what if we don't value objectivity and balance in the news as much as we think we do?'
Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships 2017: Introducing the Fellows (round one)
Our Hot Desk Fellowships are back. Find out who's been selected, and take a peek at the projects the first intake will be working on.
Remembering John Clarke
Australia’s finest satirist and one of its most admired writers, John Clarke, died last week. Kaz Cooke pays tribute.
Working with Words: Sian Campbell
Sian Campbell is a freelance writer and the editor-in-chief of Scum Mag. Her work has been published in Spook, Going Down Swinging Online, the Lifted Brow and Junkee. Sian spoke with us about career highlights, creative writing courses and gossiping with Virginia Woolf's Orlando.
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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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