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Each Monday morning you'll receive info on the week's upcoming events, our best and freshest new multimedia, and previews of events and presenters from our program.
One of the twentieth century's most beloved children's books might have been influenced by the author's flight from the Nazis as a child. Fourteen screenwriters share their secrets. What made Aldous Huxley so influential? Work attitudes are inherited from our parents, says a new study. And an ex-agent tells why all writers should be treated with dignity - even those in the slush pile., Vikki Wakefield's second novel, Friday Brown, is currently shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards (Young Adult). We spoke to her about writing a Silver Brumby spin-off when she was ten, the fact that the chain of events that gave birth to All I Ever Wanted began at a nightclub, and hitting it off with the grown-up version of Beverly Cleary's Ramona Quimby., Joan Collins announced the winner of the annual Bad Sex in Fiction Prize in London today, presenting the award to American-based Manil Suri for his third novel, The City of Devi. and Austrian artist Klaus Pichler has created a bizarre yet familiar photographic series, Just the Two of Us, photographing different kinds of people who habitually wear costumes, in their homes. The dissonance between the outlandish appearance of the subjects and their very ordinary surrounds is striking.
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Judging a book by its cover, A kind of 'cloud atlas', abstraction from the Big Apple and Tim Minchin portrait wins Archibald prize
Tim Flannery, curator of the 2010 Deakin Lecture Series, at Copenhagen. and up close encounters with Seamus Heaney
Singing the praises of the VPLAs... es. and Listen to audio of 'Is Australian Democracy Broken?'
Huckleberry Finn as "America without its make-up on", Paris Review promo video that makes dessert of the literary journal, Dirk Gently Makes the Small Screen and Classic video of the crossword inker