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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.
How unlikely is the world's first for-profit mission to colonise Mars? Very. Daniel Handler's racist joke mars the National Book Awards. Hanna Rosin confronts former best friend Stephen Glass about his famous fabrications. Farewell to Mike Nichols. And a look at how books get their names. , We speak to Melbourne writer **Paul Mitchell** about why 'just keep writing' is bad advice, why you should never believe what your friends and relatives say about your work, and his son's lucky escape from being named 'Valjean'., During her time as a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow, **Rebecca Harkins-Cross** worked on a cultural history of Australian cinema, looking at the unifying motif of terror in Australian cinema and how this fits into our larger national mythology. In this extract, she considers *Picnic at Hanging Rock*. and **Nick Earls** reflects on discovering classic Australian novel *The Delinquents* - Brisbane's *Last Exit to Brooklyn* - in 1989, as the film starring Kylie Minogue was made at a local hotel, and he hung around the edges of the set.
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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