Books, reading & writing
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Persistence: Fiction on Sri Lanka’s Civil War by Rajith Savanadasa, Hot Desk Fellowship Extracts 2014
Art and Change
Eavesdropping on Artists: Have I No Mouth / Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday
The Long Hours that Follow the Fifteen Minutes
“Flame is fleeting,” Napoleon said. “Obscurity is forever. I’ll take obscurity.” Of course, he did no such thing. But we couldn’t help but think of Napoleon’s quip while reading this piece in Flavorwire on once-famous writers that have fallen into relative obscurity.
More Accolades for Tan
We add our congratulations to the long list of accolades for Shaun Tan, who’s backed up his Oscar win with the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Worth 5 million krona ($765,000), it’s the world’s richest prize for literature for children and young adults. Tan was reported as planning to donate a portion of the money to the Indigenous Literacy Project.
Another Australian to have won…
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