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The Wall Street Journal recently ran a piece on meta-books, or books about books. They’re the kind of book that appeal to people who are insatiably voracious readers - bibliovores. The lineage of the meta-book stretches back thousands of years. Jorge Luis Borges (previously mentioned here) forged his own writing on his encyclopedic knowledge of books.
Now here’s a mystery that would make Borges…
The Morning After - Making Models: The Collaborative Art of Wendy Ewald, The Somali Peace Band and Disarm
O'Brien Honoured at Walkleys
Coming from his final 7:30 Report, Kerry O'Brien has been honoured at last night’s Walkley Awards. O'Brien was awarded the Walkley for journalistic leadership as well as the prize for best interview for confrontations with Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott.
The ABC reported O'Brien appeared to lose his characteristic cool during his acceptance speech: “I’m stunned. I did not expect this. Tonight was…
The Books that Changed Me: Australia’s thinkers and entertainers share the works that have shaped them
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…
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