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Attending writers’ festivals during the decline of actual books

Attending writers’ festivals during the decline of actual books

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.

Razer: the three kinds of therapy we self-apply to make sense of this world

Razer: the three kinds of therapy we self-apply to make sense of this world

The first two are essentially quick-fix drugs or peppy self-help. Only the third has the power to heal and instruct over the long term.

Don’t mess with possum magic

Don’t mess with possum magic

Australian authors Jackie French and Mem Fox respond to yesterday's article on parallel import restrictions on books.

It’s time to kill parallel import restrictions

It’s time to kill parallel import restrictions

Parallel import restrictions are a ridiculous protectionist holdover, and their time is up, writes Evan Mulholland, media and communications manager at the Institute of Public Affairs.

Publishers try to hold back the tide on parallel imports

Publishers try to hold back the tide on parallel imports

Publishers, predictably, want to keep Australia's restrictions on importing books as they are. But savvy customers and e-book sales mean it soon might not matter anyway.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Tony Abbott nudes up (almost) ... is the government going to sell the ABC? ... Shaun Menegola jumping ship to Seven? ...

‘We were blindsided’: books industry demands to know next plot twist

‘We were blindsided’: books industry demands to know next plot twist

A group of literature organisations has written an open letter to Arts Minister George Brandis, claiming they have been shut out of consultations for an books industry council announced last year.

Gillard’s back in the limelight, with Kevin nowhere to be seen

Gillard’s back in the limelight, with Kevin nowhere to be seen

Julia Gillard was warm, funny and engaging at a discussion of her memoir in Sydney last night.

How to engage students

How to engage students

Crikey readers have their say on teaching methods and other issues of the day.

Clive James’ devilish fire an eternal flame

Clive James’ devilish fire an eternal flame

Clive James has had some silly, nonsensical and flat-out wrong opinions over his long career. But his writing can still ignite passion in any breast, be it adolescent or middle-aged.