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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…
Call for Submissions for the First Australian Poetry Anthology
Australian Poetry has announced plans to produce an anthology of poems by its members. The Wheeler Centre resident organisation is planning to make the publication a annual event as part of the suite of benefits it offers members.
The anthology will be edited by a team of volunteers that will include David Adès, Libby Hart, Heather Taylor Johnson, Vanessa Jones, Danny Lovecraft, Tim Metcalf…
ABA Conference Tweets
Wondering what’s on your local bookseller’s mind? The 86th annual Australian Booksellers Association Conference has just finished in Brisbane this week and much of the talk was online.
Angela Myer found herself on a panel about social media looking at how bookshops can use these tools. Myer thought it answered crucial questions around Twitter, Facebook and blogging including “"who in the store might do…
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