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Video of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards Announcement
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Watch video of the Premier Ted Bailleu’s announcement of changes to the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.
Dictionary Creator Gets Modern Rhymes
Dr Samuel Johnson has been an active Twitterer for some time but recently he has published a new dictionary based on our modern world.
Of course, it’s a fake but as an extract from the Quietus shows, author phoney-Johnston Tom Morton has captured much of Dr Johnson’s humour especially when defining hip-hop right down to the characteristic spelling. Here’s the basic definition: “Hip-Hop is…
Be a Part of the Premier’s 21
Have you read Rohan Wilson’s bloodthirsty account of the ‘black wars’ in Tasmania, The Roving Party? Do you agree with Cordelia Fine’s take on the science of the sexes in Delusions of Gender? Are you still dreaming of Ireland after reading Libby Hart’s This Floating World? This year, as part of the Premier’s 21 campaign being held in conjunction with the…
Amazon Swallows Book Depository
Amazon has announced that it will be buying out online UK bookseller Book Depository. The move will give Amazon a virtual monopoly of online sales of print books in many countries. Founded in 2004, Book Depository has established a dedicated customer base in Australia and many other countries because of its ‘free shipping’, a feature it offers to some 90 countries worldwide, making it…
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