This arrived on Friday.
I didn’t get much of a chance to flick through let alone read it because of that pack in the background, which needed my urgent, undivided attention. 347 more words
“The full extent of George Brandis’ swingeing cuts to the Australia Council is yet to be determined, but with 28% of the Australia Council’s discretionary funding reduced… 109 more words
“It’s a pity that people don’t take more notice of events in the literary world as omens of what might be about to occur in the larger world of politics. 120 more words
Another essay for Meanjin, in which I try to unpack what it is that makes George R R. Martin’s storytelling so distinctive and, to my mind, underrated.