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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.
On the 10th anniversary of *The Big Issue*’s fiction edition, the magazine’s associate editor, Melissa Cranenburgh, reflects on the challenges and rewards of making (and selling) the edition. And she tells why it's important that, unlike most short-story collections, it needs to sell copies in the thousands: because the magazine's reason for existence is to enable homeless and unemployed people to make a living., What's it like to develop a big, one-off literary event, from scratch? What are the challenges and rewards of the process? And how exactly do you put on a literary pub crawl, with trams (and non-drinking elements), as part of a statewide literary festival? We talk to Vikki Woods, organiser of Lit Hop., After a week in which too many good people died, **Bronwyn Meyrick** reflects on death, drawing on some very different books that debate the existence (and dubious comfort) of an afterlife, blending neuroscience and experience. and Alice Pung returns to her childhood suburb of Braybrook to reflect on education, advancement and paths out of poverty. Sharks are attacking the internet - really. Why memoir is not a status update. Science explains why the music of your adolescence will always be the best. Charlotte Wood shares the dos and don'ts of arts grants.
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