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Video of Sir Terry Pratchett in Conversation
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In this video of his only Melbourne public appearance, Sir Terry Pratchett, satirist, novelist and beloved icon, joined Michael Williams for a broad, entertaining discussion at RMIT’s Storey Hall. Pratchett discusses his early work as a journalist, his first forays into fiction, his thoughts on illness, death and religion, and insights into his stories and characters.
Pratchett opens with a…
Always the Bridesmaid, Finally a Bride
Some fans of British novelist Beryl Bainbridge may deem it tokenistic, others may be heartened she is getting some much-overdue praise. The Man Booker Prizes website has announced that a special Bainbridge is set to win a special, posthumous Booker. Though much-lauded and awarded in her lifetime, Bainbridge never won the Booker despite being shortlisted 5 times. The unique feat won her the moniker…
Norwich’s Fine Literary Pedigree
By Lisa Dempster
In addition to being a celebration of all things literary, one of the most exciting things about Melbourne being a UNESCO City of Literature is the potential for us to connect with a network of writers and thinkers from our sister literary cities around the globe. Currently there are five Cities of Literature - Edinburgh, Melbourne, Iowa City, Dublin and Reykjavik…
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