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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.
This Wednesday 3 September is Indigenous Literacy Day, an annual initiative of the Australian book industry that raises funds to provide books and literacy resources to remote Indigenous communities across Australia, through the Indigenous Literacy Foundation., This year is the fiftieth anniversary of Roald Dahl’s *Charlie and the Chocolate Factory*, one of the world’s most beloved children’s books. Celebrations include the posthumous publication of a 'lost' early chapter of the book, and a Modern Classics adult edition of the book, with a controversial 'creepy' cover. We look at the celebrations, our attitudes to children's books, the trend of posthumous publication of classic authors, and the wisdom (or not) of adult editions of children's books., The illustrated *Heart of Darkness*. Jeanette Winterson on her love for Kate Bush. The dos and don'ts of workplace swearing. Emily Perkins on Robyn Davidson's *Tracks* and candour vs confession when it comes to memoirs. Lena Dunham's *New Yorker* essay on anxiety and therapy. and We speak to novelist **Jessie Cole** about immersing herself in another world when she writes, being encouraged by Kate Grenville just before her first ever speaking gig, and being told by a reader that an event in her first novel, *Darkness on the Edge of Town*, couldn't have happened (with no evidence other than her personal experience to support the claim).
Wheeler Weekly: Cartoon by Judy Horacek, Wheeler Weekly: Cartoon by Andrew Weldon, Wheeler Weekly: Cartoon by Oslo Davis and Wheeler Weekly: Cartoon by Judy Horacek
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