The Age Book of the Year Awards

This is cross-posted from the Melbourne Writers Festival 2012 blog. The Age Book of the Year awards were announced last night at the Melbourne Writers Festival 2012 opening event, prior to Simon Callow’s enthusiastic, informative Keynote speech on Charles Dickens. The awards, now in their 38th year and highly regarded, were presented by Age literary editor Jason Steger. They went … Continue reading The Age Book of the Year Awards

Writing & playing Dickens: Q&A with Simon Callow (MWF 2012)

Cross-posted from the Melbourne Writers Festival 2012 blog. Simon Callow is an actor, writer and this year's festival keynote speaker. At the festival he'll be talking about the great storyteller Charles Dickens, the subject of his latest book Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World. I asked him a few questions about his work... You’ve … Continue reading Writing & playing Dickens: Q&A with Simon Callow (MWF 2012)