LiteraryMinded

Blog URL:http://blogs.crikey.com.au/literaryminded
Blog Tags:books, book reviews, authors, Australian, reading, writing, literature, personal, writers festivals
Country:Australia

Book reviews, author interviews and the literary adventures of writer, editor and regular at writers' festivals, Angela Meyer.



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Readers, it’s been three years since my humble ‘blogspot’ blog moved onto this great website, garnering me new readers and a range of opportunities. It feels like time to return LiteraryMinded to the quiet backwaters of the intern...

And the winners are…

on Oct 28, 2011

Thanks to everyone for your great entries in the #madnesscomp. If you want some suggestions on mad-lit, see the comments on the previous post. The winners of the two signed copies of Jon Ronson’s The Psychopath Test, chosen by a random number g...

Picador, Australia, 9780330451369 (paperback) In The Psychopath Test Jon Ronson takes us on journey through the mad ‘industry’ of madness. And it’s not all acid-tripping psychopaths. Ronson follows leads to high-security prisons,...

I’m reading 20 classic, modern-classic or cult books. I aimed to read them all in 2011, but that’s beginning to look unlikely. Read more about this project here. Why did I want to read it? I had vague ideas about Gulliver’s Travels. I re...

Part one of this interview can be found here. How do you feel about TS Eliot’s (in)famous quip, ‘Good poets borrow, great poets steal’? I was having a hard time figuring out what TS Eliot meant here – what’s the difference between b...

By Kent MacCarter Dean Wareham – musician, author, actor and a co-inventor of the ‘shoegaze’ aesthetic – is coming home to Australia. Sort of. This month, he, his partner Britta Phillips, and band will be touring Australia and New Zealand pla...

I reviewed Charlotte Wood’s new novel Animal People for the Age and it looks like it has already found its way online, on the SMH website (not sure if it was in their print version as well). It is definitely one of the best Australian books I&...