David Eagleman: The Creative Brain
Creativity and ingenuity are the qualities that set our species apart, argues neuroscientist David Eagleman. ‘Obviously, a little bit of credit needs to go to the opposable thumb and larynx, but fundamentally it’s about this massive mashup of ideas that we have … Most of them stink, but occasionally, something gets generated that works for our society.’
Eagleman has dedicated…
Working with Words: Anna Solding
Anna Solding is a writer and editor, and a co-founder of MidnightSun Publishing and the Australian Short Story Festival. She spoke to us about the time-hungry world of publishing, the timeliness of certain books and the various obstructions to putting pen to paper.
Working with Words: Corey Wakeling
Corey Wakeling is an Australian poet and academic based in Japan. His second full-length work of poetry, The Alarming Conservatory, is out in February. He spoke with us about Eileen Myles, grease traps, alternative realities and weeping for Wolverine.
Working with Words: Luke Stegemann
Luke Stegemann is a writer, editor, publisher and Hispanist, based in south-east Queensland. His recently published work, The Beautiful Obscure, explores the interweaving cultural histories of Australia and Spain, blending art, history, politics and memoir. Luke spoke with us about his life in reading and writing – and went into…
Working with Words: Julie Koh
Julie Koh is the author of two short-story collections, Capital Misfits and Portable Curiosities, and is a fixture of The Best Australian Stories anthologies. She spoke with us about the validation of adaptation, the self-directed path to being a writer – and the strange and wonderful people she's met…
Working with Words: Catherine de Saint Phalle
Catherine de Saint Phalle is a Melbourne-based writer, bookseller and translator. She has written four novels in French and has been published in France by Actes Sud, Buchet/Chastel and Sabine Wespieser Editeur. Her first work of non-fiction, Poum and Alexandre, was published in 2016 and was shortlisted for the…
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