Bethanie BlanchardOct 16, 2013
Eleanor Catton is the youngest person ever to win the Man Booker Prize, and for the longest book. And yet the New Zealander's 832-page epic tome is still compulsively readable.
Bethanie BlanchardSep 11, 2013
The shortlist for this year's Man Booker Prize is out -- and a 28-year-old author from New Zealand could be the youngest ever winner of the prestigious literary gong.
Bethanie BlanchardSep 9, 2013
Former Rudd government speech writer Martin McKenzie-Murray says politicians and their advisers need to trust their speech writers to win hearts and minds.
Bethanie BlanchardSep 5, 20133 Comments
Tony Abbott is good off-the-cuff but his stump speeches are dispiriting, according to former Liberal Party adviser Tom Switzer. He talks to Crikey about the art of political speechwriting.