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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.