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Articles tagged “today elsewhere”

Today, Elsewhere

‘I’ve been very lucky. Five suicides and a murder and growing up in beautiful places. You couldn’t have hoped for anything better for writing.’ David Vann on life and landscape.

Scientists find the secret formula for writing a bestselling novel. (Handy tip: use fewer adverbs.

Today, Elsewhere

Books that sizzle: The Conversation considers summer in relation to Australian literature, and looks forward to upcoming releases including Suzanne McCourt’s The Lost Child and Stephen Orr’s One Boy Missing.

Appropriate on such a scorcher of a day: Read more

Today, Elsewhere

The Rosie Project was the most requested book last year at ACT libraries, according to the Age.

Just Say No: an argument for straight-forward rejection letters.

Are you a writer? Read more

Today, Elsewhere

‘David Ireland offers a fiercely brilliant comic portrait of Australia in the grip of a dehumanising labour system’: The Unknown Industrial Prisoner, reviewed.

In praise of little books: a nod to the internet’s ‘too long; didn’t read’ syndrome.

Today, Elsewhere

Daniel Bergner, author of What Do Women Want?, spoke to Guernica about lust, the myth of female monogamy, and why ‘voyeurism is essential to good writing’.

Building a library of the mind.

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Today, Elsewhere

Bitter Wash Road continues the work of reimagining the crime genre in a very Australian way, and does it beautifully.’ Sue Turnbull reviews Garry Disher’s latest novel in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Famous writers’ sleep habits v literary productivity, visualised.

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Today, Elsewhere

‘[A] hugely impressive mixture of art history, travel journalism and fiction’: Nicolas Rothwell’s Belomor reviewed in the Guardian.

A collection of some of the greatest essays on writing ever written.

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Today, Elsewhere

‘This book is truly a testament to Laurie’s extraordinary writing ability from beginning to end.’ Laurie Halse Anderson’s latest novel, The Impossible Knife of Memory, reviewed for Bookworld.

Writers answer the question: Read more

Today, Elsewhere

Leslie Cannold prepared a musical playlist for her debut novel, The Book of Rachael, over at Largehearted Boy.

Caution: reading can be hazardous.

The Guardian thinks literary fiction has a problem with happy endings.

Today, Elsewhere

‘Long out of print, Happy Valley deserves contemporary readers, too.’ The Complete Review on Patrick White’s debut novel, now available in the Text Classics series.

An argument for reading in bars.

‘Tis the season of peace and joy, so here’s a wrap-up of the literary feuds of 2013.

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