Mark Twain made 'em laugh: an edited extract from Susannah Fullerton's Brief Encounters: Literary Travellers in Australia

The following is an edited extract from Brief Encounters: Literary Travellers in Australia by Susannah Fullerton. Published by Picador Australia, June 2009. Mark Twain came to Australia billed as 'the funniest man in the world' and Australians loved his dry humour and stories... Their expectation was by now at fever pitch, their bodies perspiring from … Continue reading Mark Twain made 'em laugh: an edited extract from Susannah Fullerton's Brief Encounters: Literary Travellers in Australia

Other People's Favourite Books – Chris Pash on Larry McMurty's Lonesome Dove

Tell us a little about yourself and what you do. I did the old-style traditional stint as a cadet journalist on a newspaper but most of my life has been spent doing hard news fast as a newswires reporter, correspondent, bureau chief and editor in charge. Tight 350 word news stories. In the mid 1990s … Continue reading Other People's Favourite Books – Chris Pash on Larry McMurty's Lonesome Dove