Publishers are furious that Melbourne Writers Festival isn't about the printed word anymore, but the knowledge class' dirty secret is they would rather sink into Netflix than the printed word anyway.
Rundle: Philip Roth wanders in St. Peter’s office …
The "last American vitalist" pays a visit to the pearly gates to explain what all the obituaries are getting wrong about him.
Sacred Cows: when your masterpiece is an unreadable mess
William Faulkner's The Sound and The Fury was originally published to little fanfare. There was a reason for that.
Don’t mess with possum magic
Australian authors Jackie French and Mem Fox respond to yesterday's article on parallel import restrictions on books.
Don’t ask, don’t tell: my year of non-disclosure agreements
After a string of literary rejections, Murray Middleton wins one of Australia's most prestigious literary awards -- and isn't allowed to tell anybody about it.