Heading West today for some of the following: Also publishers, editors, other writers, readers. And that. Also maybe this: certainly this and for sure a drop or two from somewhere like here Back end of next week, chickens.
Manuscript page from Orhan Pamuk’s notebook for “The Black Book." “There is no constant formula. But I make it my business not to write two novels in the same mode. I try to change everything. This is why so many of my readers tell me, I liked this novel of yours, it’s a shame you [...]
Is it possible for a book of 800+ pages to make you wait more than 500 pages for some feeling of it 'kicking in'? Yes Is it possible for a book to be almost stupefyingly boring for more than half of it, for it only to start to spin faster and faster on some centrifuge [...]
It's hot in Melbourne again, and the heat combined with it being Friday and the end of the first full week of term for the school year will see us collapsing at home tonight for a meal with family and some tv. And probably cold beer. I leave you with some links of recent Good [...]
I've got a piece in the current KYD Journal called The Primordial Place: Me and Jardo by the Lake. It's about a trip to Lake Eyre I took in 1989 which coincided with the sour end of a long and unrequited crush. You can subscribe here, or purchase hard copies. I also believe there is [...]