Do sales say anything meaningful about these books’ impact on our political process or cultural debate?
It wasn’t the fault of artistic angst, but Dear Dr Chekhov has taken a little while, a few years in fact, […]
Poor Salman Rushdie. On the global books site GoodReads, he recently gave public 1-, 2- and 3-star ratings […]
I love the baroque patterning that you can work toward with the family
The author wants something to mark the occasion. A couple of drinks won’t do. Sleeping with the advance copies under your pillow won’t do.
Why shouldn’t a publisher refuse a proposal on political grounds when the author or subject of the book has acted in such a way that they have damaged the publisher?
Selecting text to delete, replace or add is fiddly. But also more accurate.
Emma Rafferty – “I wanted it to be modern, possibly geometric, stylised, typography-driven, potentially incorporating the hopscotch grid, to feature at least one iconic Sydney image, and using lighter rather than darker grim colours, as I always associate Sydney with light and colour.”
The new Saturday Paper publishes anonymous book reviews and, occasionally, reviews by identified critics. That anonymity was a much-discussed […]
Why writing programs are worth it: a reply to Hanif Kureishi Having served in a more humble capacity […]