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Articles tagged “today elsewhere”

Today, Elsewhere

To write a novel in which an extraordinary reality is possible in conjunction with ordinary life, in which people can actually fly away or become invisible (and not just want to do those things metaphorically), was an enormous pleasure. Maile Meloy is interviewed over at Read more

Today, Elsewhere

‘This is an impressive and scarily assured debut—and really funny.’ Gabriel Roth’s The Unknowns reviewed in the Guardian.

Covering Up: two designers (including our very own W. H. Chong) on the business of book covers.

Want to write better? Watch Columbo.

Today, Elsewhere

‘Ultimately, The Full Ridiculous is a story about a family’s love and durability.’ The Australian reviews Mark Lamprell’s funny and compelling novel about love, family and the precarious business of being a man. See pictures from the book launch here.

Today, Elsewhere

Listen to Patricia Edgar, author of In Praise of Ageing, discuss ageing policy and the pleasures of a long, productive life on 612 ABC Brisbane.

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Today, Elsewhere

In Ozeki’s novel A Tale for the Time Being, a games interface developer is confronted by the possibility that the military will use his software to create user-friendly weapons technology. It is a conflict some in the gaming industry are desperate to avoid.

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Today, Elsewhere

The result is more bibliophilia than bibliotherapy; an exuberant pageant of literary fiction and a celebration of the possibilities of the novel. The Guardian recommends The Novel Cure to relieve emotional and physical pain.

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Today, Elsewhere

Each character is beautifully drawn, with a rich interior life, starkly different from one another in their experiences, yet each with a curious ache in their hearts. What emerges is a delicate, complex, moving novel, one to withstand—demand even—an instant second reading. The Read more

Today, Elsewhere

‘Well worth reading’: Sumner Locke Elliott’s coming-out novel, Fairyland, ‘provides a vivid picture of “camp life” in Sydney in the 1930s and 40s, when homosexuality was illegal and therefore necessarily covert.’

James Patterson is giving $1 million to independent bookshops.

Today, Elsewhere

I don’t feel like myself if I don’t write. It’s my way of thinking, of making sense of the world. An interview with Man Booker Prize–shortlisted author Ruth Ozeki.

A response to Jennifer Weiner and a celebration of ‘Holy Crap’ novels.

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Today, Elsewhere

Niccolò Ammaniti’s latest novel to be translated into English, Let the Games Begin, is ‘a wonderfully ironic and entertaining book’, says the Independent.

Including the word ‘land’ in a book title seems to be the latest publishing fad.

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