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Beyond Critical Failure
If there was one intention for the week of Critical Failure it was that it would create debate - either in the event itself or spilling out onto the web or newspaper pages in the following weeks.
Critical Failure: Books panellist Rebecca Starford
By way of right of reply, the participants have already begun penning some further thoughts. Book critic Peter Craven called the…
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…
Tan Joins Australian Oscar Tilt
Australian author and illustrator Shaun Tan is one of 7 Australians nominated for an Oscar overnight. Tan’s nomination is for the film The Lost Thing in the category of best animated short film. Tan co-directed the short with Andrew Ruhemann. Although he hardly needs an introduction, here’s one anyway.
Others in the list of Australians shortlisted for honours include Jacki Weaver for her portrayal…
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