There's been "a slow upward trend towards equality” in the world of publishing. But are we still in need of radical change?
What we're reading this weekend: confessions of an Instagram influencer, the psychology behind catcalling, literary awards' hidden costs, how Silicon Valley spreads its bland aesthetic, and chatting to a former editor of the OED.
After a string of literary rejections, Murray Middleton wins one of Australia's most prestigious literary awards -- and isn't allowed to tell anybody about it.
Gerard Henderson is a well-documented ideological warrior -- can he put politics aside to judge the Prime Minister's Literary Awards? Chris Feik, publisher of Black Inc, and Morry Schwartz, director of Schwartz Media, are suggesting a way to keep the judging process transparent.
Last night the first winner of the Stella Prize, a new award for Australian women writers, was announced. How did the founders create a $50,000 award in just two years?