October 7, 2013
The brother title of Frankie magazine is carving a niche for itself among discerning readers, regardless of gender.
October 1, 2013
Screenwriter Alice Bell has worked on everything from major TV series to indie music videos. She speaks to Bethanie Blanchard about balance and drive.
September 24, 2013
Ahead of his appearances at the National Young Writers’ Festival, Liticism spoke with Adam Liaw about food writing, having a public profile, and the tendency towards cliche in food journalism.
August 30, 2013
Stories about suicide, travel and embarrassing paparazzi shots were laid out for the world to see at The Moth Mainstage, writes Farz Edraki
July 24, 2013
This week in the UK there was an announcement of a more bookish kind than the Royal ones we’ve been inundated with: the longlist for the 45th annual Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Bethanie Blanchard has the low-down.
July 18, 2013
Before the full launch of the 2013 Melbourne Writers Festival program, Bethanie Blanchard spoke with festival director Lisa Dempster about the writers chosen for inclusion in this year’s line up.
June 20, 2013
In Out of Shape, author Mel Campbell charts her relationship to clothing and examines how notions of "correct" dress have changed over the years. She speaks to Myriam Robin.
May 17, 2013
The Emerging Writers Festival began as a one-day sine fair in 2004 and has progressed in leaps and bounds. Bethanie Blanchard talks with director Sam Twyford-Moore.
May 14, 2013
Tony Abbott embraced the indie lit scene and announced his new e-book yesterday, writes Bethanie Blanchard. Does that mean the Liberals are drinking cheap wine as they wait for reviews?
May 13, 2013
After failing at Febfast, Stephanie Van Schilt decided -- after reading Jill Stark's High Society -- that she was all out of excuses. Van Schilt describes Stark's book and her relationship with "the demon drink."
May 1, 2013
The gender issue has been a persistent theme in the announcement of shortlists and longlists. For the first time in history an all-female Stella Prize shortlist has been announced, writes Bethanie Blanchard.
April 26, 2013
Bethanie Blachard talks to author Chris Somerville, whose collection of short stories mix spare prose with quirky situations.
April 15, 2013
This year's Sydney Writers’ Festival program presents an impressive line up. Liticism blogger Bethanie Blanchard picks her highlights.
April 10, 2013
Krissy Kneen’s new novel Steeplechase is a claustrophobic and unsettling story of two sisters linked by art and madness. She speaks with Bethanie Blanchard about making a departure from erotic literature.
April 8, 2013
Set exclusively in the Carolinas, Ron Rash's thrilling collection of short stories show us people for whom all hope has been vanquished, writes Paul Donoughe.
April 5, 2013
Though Girls provokes debates about sex, relationships and friendship, it is Lena Dunham's depiction of her female protagonist as writer that fascinates Bethanie Blanchard.
March 26, 2013
This year's female dominated Miles Franklin longlist was released via a slow literary striptease from the Trust Company – revealing, one twitpic at a time, the covers of the ten novels, reports Bethanie Blanchard.
March 14, 2013
Two Australian authors appear on the longlist for the Women's Prize for Fiction, reports Bethanie Blanchard.
February 28, 2013
Courtney Collins' fictional tale about Australia’s last bushranger is told through the dead eyes of Jessie’s newborn child. It's a beautiful book but lacks depth and is tonally inconsistent, writes Erin Handley.
February 22, 2013
Fiction, debut writers and independent publishers are the emphasis in the longlist announced for the inaugural Stella Prize, the first major new literary award for women’s writing, reports Bethanie Blanchard.