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The Pop Up Festival of Dangerous Ideas
David Simon: Some People Are More Equal Than Others
Age Book of the Year Shortlist Announced
The weekend paper saw the announcement of the Age Book of the Year shortlist.
In the fiction category, Cate Kennedy’s debut novel The World Beneath got the nod as it “cleverly plays with the challenges of being a parent as well as a citizen” while recent visitor Peter Carey’s re-imagining of de Tocqueville Parrot and Olivier in America also caught the judges' eye. The…
The Enthusiast reports that legendary US comic artist Robert Crumb has cancelled a scheduled appearance in Sydney later this month following a Daily Telegraph report he believes misrepresented him. The Telegraph report begins with the introduction, “A self-confessed sex pervert whose explicit comic drawings cannot be shown in Australia is to deliver a talk and hold a special exhibition at the Sydney Opera House.”
Debutants With a Knowing Eye
Our monthly focus on new and emerging writers takes place again on Monday night. This month, Debut Mondays will feature Raphael Brous (author of I am Max Lamm) Melanie Joosten (Berlin Syndrome), Dan Disney (And Then When The) and Eli Glasman, whose piece ‘Bag’ is in edition 84 of Voiceworks magazine, subtitled ‘Pulp’.
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