Here, finally, are the first two episodes of the new LiteraryMinded show A Drink with... ! A Drink with... is a literary-minded chat show. In each episode I chat, informally, with a different writer, over a drink at a Melbourne location. Over the course of the show my co-producer Mark Welker and I will feature both emerging and established writers, … Continue reading A Drink with… Lisa Lang and Omar Musa
'Hilarious and bold' - LiteraryMinded
These Fleischer cartoons are irresistible at this time of the year. *rosy cheek glow* I've blogged it before and I'll blog it again, because it's the best Christmas video ever: 'Do you like modern music?' 'Oh, I think it's marvellous. Some of it's really fine.' And this one is for you, darling G... Merry Christmas, … Continue reading Christmas whimsy
I've been meaning to add video content to LiteraryMinded for yonks! I've interviewed authors on stage, I've read my own work aloud, I can write about books - but speaking alone into a camera is an entirely different kettle of fish...
The Queensland Poetry Festival runs from 21 to 23 August. Graham Nunn has helped me to select three poets to feature on LiteraryMinded in the weeks leading up to the festival. A.F. Harrold is number one. Enjoy! A.F. Harrold is an English poet and performer who does things with words that aren't always normal. Although, … Continue reading Queensland Poetry Festival special: A.F. Harrold
This is just about the coolest thing currently traversing the intertubes. Nick Cave's The Death of Bunny Munro is coming out in Australia in August with Text Publishing (Faber in the US). His UK publisher Canongate has created a website for the book with the man himself reading chapter extracts of this deliciously black, sexually twisted, … Continue reading Nick Cave reads from The Death of Bunny Munro
http://www.xtranormal.com/players/jwplayer.swfhttp://www.xtranormal.com/players/embedded-xnl-stats.swf N.B. I chose a British accent simply because the Australian one could not pronounce some of the words. And cheers to Overland and Meanjin for bringing this site to my attention. Now, to some links for the week... Happy Mother's Day! My Mum is amazing and I love her to bits, but for something … Continue reading Feeling a little drawn…