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Issue 18, July 2014

In this issue David Donaldson investigates the misuse of political donations in Australian politics; Ambelin Kwaymullina reflects on the Indigenous...

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What cannot be counted: reflections on the 2013 Stella Count

Today, the Stella Prize released the results of the 2013 Stella Count, which calculates the gender breakdown of authors reviewed in Australian newspapers. This year, as in previous years, the Count shows that Australian literary pages review female writers significantly less than they do male writers. But there are other insidious patterns … Read more »

Man out of time: Nick Earls and his analogue people

Some readers persist in the belief that the sort of light-hearted, character-driven comedy produced by authors like Nick Earls is intrinsically less worthy than serious literary fiction, but it’s as much a challenge to make your audience laugh as it is to make them gasp at the elegance of your syntax or the gravitas of your ideas. Read more »

A Burning Desire: The culture of censorship

Plenty of titles on the banned books list are there for good reason – they are dangerous. However, it’s a slippery slope between books that promote dangerous activities, and books that promote supposedly dangerous ideas. Read more »

By teens, for teens: the Inky Awards

The Centre for Youth Literature’s Inky Awards are amongst the most important book awards in Australian literature. Read more »

Mental illness and Josh Thomas’ Please Like Me

While the jury is still out on the success of Please Like Me’s efforts to address ideas around mental health, the discussions both its seasons have provoked and continue to encourage are incredibly important. That, I definitely like. Read more »

The Perpetual Undeath of Rock

 ‘Hey hey, my my, rock and roll can never die.’ Depending on your own tastes and cognitive biases, Neil Young’s famous lyric will now seem more prophetic than ever before – or profoundly misguided. Last week saw the release of U2’s Songs of Innocence in what Apple … Read more »

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September Kill Your Darlings First Book Club: Eli Glasman’s The Boy’s Own Manual to Being a Proper Jew

At the Kill Your Darlings First Book Club event in September, Eli Glasman will discuss his path to publication and the inspiration behind his debut book, The Boys Own Manual to Being a Proper Jew.

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Kill Your Darlings Podcast #2: Life Lessons

Welcome to the second Kill Your Darlings Podcast! Featuring interviews with Liam Pieper, Emily Bitto, Kate Larsen, Justin Heazlewood and Elwyn Murray. Read more »

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