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The Enthusiast reports that legendary US comic artist Robert Crumb has cancelled a scheduled appearance in Sydney later this month following a Daily Telegraph report he believes misrepresented him. The Telegraph report begins with the introduction, “A self-confessed sex pervert whose explicit comic drawings cannot be shown in Australia is to deliver a talk and hold a special exhibition at the Sydney Opera House.”
Byron Bay Writer’s Festival Claims Web First
Advertising agency George Patterson/Y&R are claiming to be the first to create a poem in the form of a website URL. The poem was devised to promote the Byron Bay Writers' Festival, which begins Friday week at Australia’s most easterly point.
Once disentangled from its webby format, the poem reads:
Words like hang out in creepy places Beware, you can find them skulking around…
Age Book of the Year Shortlist Announced
The weekend paper saw the announcement of the Age Book of the Year shortlist.
In the fiction category, Cate Kennedy’s debut novel The World Beneath got the nod as it “cleverly plays with the challenges of being a parent as well as a citizen” while recent visitor Peter Carey’s re-imagining of de Tocqueville Parrot and Olivier in America also caught the judges' eye. The…
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