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Maybe it's just me and the people I know, but it certainly seems quieter on the net with the WFC kicking off. It's a sign that I got to get me some new people, obviously. I got to get out of this scene. Find swimming...

26th October: Attorney-General Phillip Ruddock: "I don't think that in relation to the counter terrorism legislation, which is now being well published and well canvassed that anybody could say that we were sneaking something through in the aftermath of a Melbourne Cup race." 2nd November: (Also known as...

"The reputations we gather for ourselves through publication are rather like the reputations we gather when our sex lives become public. Go everywhere, fuck everyone, do everything, and you'll get no respect. People might talk, sure, and the trashy men and women who buy and...

There is a conversation about short story collections and when they should, or perhaps shouldn't, be put together that is also talking about new authors getting too much credit and acclaim early on. It began here, in the comments of Jeff VanderMeer's blog, but has...

Last week, sitting in the office, G. said to me, "You get the feeling, looking into the country, that Australians are really hungry for that great novel that will capture what their life." Or, at least, he said something like that. I'm paraphrasing, but I think...