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New Nook Shares Reading Around
US book chain Barnes and Noble have announced they’ll release a new e-reader that’s creeping closer to being an iPad, according to GalleyCat.
Unlike the Kindle the Nook Color promises a new high quality colour screen and links in with social networking sites. The NOOKFriends feature lets you copy passages of a book into Facebook or Twitter so you can tell everyone what you’re…
Annie Proulx at the Wheeler Centre
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Bestselling author Annie Proulx was in town recently as a guest of the Melbourne Writers Festival and the Wheeler Centre. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Shipping News was in town to promote Bird Cloud, a memoir of childhood, her father and Wyoming.
In this video of her wide-ranging conversation with the Wheeler Centre’s Michael Williams, she discusses books…
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…
Everything Old is New Again
There’s hardly a writer who isn’t familiar with the horrors of completing funding applications. Sometimes it feels like they are specifically designed to filter out all but the most doggedly souls. So writers everywhere will be heartened by the rise and rise of a new model of raising funds for projects. It’s called crowd funding, and it’s typified by such websites as Kickstarter, one…
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