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Where is David Bowie now? Surprise new Berlin single reviewed

Where is David Bowie now? Surprise new Berlin single reviewed

January 10, 2013 1 Comment

David Bowie's re-emergence is sneaky, surprising and very exciting, as the artist has been very quiet since his worldwide tour a decade ago. Angela Meyer reviews his new album The Next Day.

20 classics in 2011 #6: The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch

July 25, 2011

The latest book in Angela Meyer's project to read 20 classic, modern-classic or cult books in 2011 was The Sea, The Sea, by Iris Murdoch, a much admired and prolific author.

Make some time for the classics

January 18, 2011 2 Comments

Angela Meyer, of Crikey's books blog Literary Minded, is going to read 20 classic, modern-classic or cult books in 2011. All book-lovers have gaps in their reading -- will you join her in catching up?

Read about a Utopian Man

September 14, 2010

Edward Cole was the forward-thinking, optimistic and eccentric founder of Cole’s Book Arcade. He lived a colourful life, and Lisa Lang's book Utopian Man captures it beautifully.

Book review: Vladimir Nabokov’s Mary

June 28, 2010

Love is part attraction, part emotion and much imagination. In Mary, Vladimir Nabokov’s first novel, a Russian man in Berlin, Ganin, recounts his one passionate love affair, with a young woman, writes Angela Meyer.

Book review: Don DeLillo’s Point Omega

April 28, 2010

Don DeLillo's latest book is a slim little intellectual ride with an ending that doesn't quite live up to its beginning, writes Angela Meyer.

Interview with author Peter Goldsworthy

March 10, 2010

Angela Meyer talks to Peter Goldsworthy about his new book Gravel -- a collection of amusing and moving short stories -- and how to maintain a "perfect balance" in life for crafting good writing.

In this play, you are the star

February 18, 2010

You walk into a café. You take a seat with a friend, or a stranger, and you put the headphones on. A voice instructs you through a series of short scenes where you inhabit certain roles. It's all part of Etiquette, a play where YOU are the star.

Book review: Eleanor Catton’s <em>The Rehearsal</em>

Book review: Eleanor Catton’s The Rehearsal

February 3, 2010

New Zealand author Eleanor Catton's debut novel The Rehearsal requires a bit of audience participation: the reader is all the roles, all the characters and all the actors, says Angela Meyer.

Sense from chaos: a memoir born of pain

June 4, 2009

Literary Minded interviews Sarah Manguso on her memoir The Two Kinds of Decay, about life after being flattened by a rare neurological disorder and the inspiration she takes from Chekhov.