Brass Monkey Books: a cultural exchange between Indian and Australian literature

When I was working at Bookseller+Publisher, Kabita Dhara wrote an article for us on her Asialink residency in India. In New Delhi, Kabita worked on literature that had been translated into English from India’s many regional languages, with a view to understanding the processes behind choosing a title for translation and assessing markets for it. Kabita, … Continue reading Brass Monkey Books: a cultural exchange between Indian and Australian literature

Guest review: Elizabeth Bryer on Josephine Rowe’s How a Moth Becomes a Boat

  How a Moth Becomes a Boat Josephine Rowe Hunter Publishers, 2010 (Aus) 9780980397420 Reviewed by Elizabeth Bryer In Meanjin 67:2, 2008, Wayne Macauley describes the painstaking process he underwent in his search for a publisher for his allegorical novel, Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe, which went on to receive rave reviews and was even picked … Continue reading Guest review: Elizabeth Bryer on Josephine Rowe’s How a Moth Becomes a Boat

Making sense of the surrounding chaos: Sarah Manguso on The Two Kinds of Decay

Not only was Sarah Manguso's body completely weakened by a rare neurological disease (where the antibodies in her own blood would poison her), but she dealt with other levels of illness, such as the effect of strong drugs she had to take, and deep depression. But everything I tried to write about The Two Kinds … Continue reading Making sense of the surrounding chaos: Sarah Manguso on The Two Kinds of Decay