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Lethem Slams Brooklyn’s Writers
“Brooklyn is repulsive with novelists, it’s cancerous with novelists.” So opined acclaimed novelist Jonathan Lethem in a profile in the LA Times this weekend. The comment has raised eyebrows - in Brooklyn and further afield - because few writers of recent vintage have been more closely associated with the city. Partly because of his disillusionment with Brooklyn, Lethem moved to southern California last year…
Opinions on the Man Booker Prize
While the bookies reckon the prize will go to Tom McCarthy’s novel C, there’s still plenty of conversation around the world’s most influential prize.
Australian critic and blogger, James Bradley called McCarthy’s novel a “dark horse candidate” but was “pleased” to see Carey on the list. Bradley laments the absence of Christos Tsiolkas’ The Slap and David Mitchell’s The Thousand Autumns of Jacob…
Focus on Kids Who Read With Reluctance
In the lead-up to the Children’s Book Festival on Sunday, Chris Morphew is blogging this week on the website of ABC Radio National’s Book Show.
Chris is a young adult author who’ll be appearing at the festival on Sunday. He wrote the first four titles in the smash-hit Zac Power Mega Missions series. He has since written a total of 12 Zac Power books…
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