Attending the 2009 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards

You already know the winners, but what was it like to be there? This was my first literary awards ceremony, and it was rowdier than I thought. My table was in front of some theatre folk, but they weren't the only ones in the room whooping and shouting when the names were called out. The night began seriously … Continue reading Attending the 2009 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards

And the winner is…

The winner of the LiteraryMinded April haiku comp is Damon Young, with this beauty combining history, philosophy and a glimpse of the ordinary: Heidegger on the 3.10 Lilydale express. Ekphanestaton. The 'uncommon/unusual' word, ekphanestaton, that Damon has used comes from Heidegger's philosophy. Here's a page featuring it on Google Books. Perhaps Damon could shed more light … Continue reading And the winner is…