Win James Franco’s Palo Alto with Faber Academy

Beginning the blogging year with a giveaway is always a good idea! This week you can win a copy of actor James Franco's upcoming short story collection Palo Alto, courtesy of Faber Academy and Allen & Unwin. What is Faber Academy? The Academy began in London when Faber offered creative writing courses out of their … Continue reading Win James Franco’s Palo Alto with Faber Academy

Obscene: A Portrait of Barney Rosset and Grove Press – Melbourne screening (win tickets!)

The preview: Obscene is a film biography of Barney Rosset, the influential publisher of Grove Press and the provocative Evergreen Review.  He was the first American publisher of Samuel Beckett, Kenzaburo Oe, Tom Stoppard, Che Guevara, and Malcolm X. He also battled the government to overrule the obscenity ban on groundbreaking works such as Lady Chatterley’s Lover, … Continue reading Obscene: A Portrait of Barney Rosset and Grove Press – Melbourne screening (win tickets!)

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