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BEE Mania in Melbourne
Charles and Meyer before meeting Easton Ellis
Few authors attain rock star status, but Bret Easton Ellis' Australian tour has had it’s fair share of pyrotechnics and brought out some odd fans. Like who? According to Elmo Keep, Easton Ellis was asked to help Delta Goodrem out with Stateside work. He told Keep, “I’m getting phone calls from Brian McFadden’s manager asking if I…
The Wheeler Centre congratulates all the nominees for the Indie Book Awards, announced last night. The award honoured 2010 best Australian books, as judged by independent booksellers. Comedian Anh Do won the top gong for book of the year for his memoir of coming to Australia as a three year-old, The Happiest Refugee. Chris Womersley won the best novel award for his second…
Crime Master’s Career has Chandleresque Origins
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He’s written 24 novels and created two of crime and mystery fictions best-known contemporary heroes, Harry Bosch and Micky Haller. In Australia alone, as of early 2011, he’d sold 1.25 million books. His novels now sell an average of 85,000 copies. He’s Michael Connelly, a colossus of his - and indeed any - literary genre, and in this video he’s…
The Interrobang: A Festival of Questions
What is it to be wild? Cheryl Strayed and Meghan Daum
A Star is Born
A new national writers' organisation with an ambitious agenda was launched at the Wheeler Centre last night. Writing Australia is a national organisation founded by a federation of five state-based writers' centres in Tasmania, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and the ACT.
With funding from the Australia Council for the Arts, Writing Australia will coordinate a national program to support Australian writing and…
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