Junot Díaz’s great response to a high schooler who wrote to him after her school library threatened to ban his Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.
‘Well written, informative, lively, entertaining and often irreverent, Wright’s work is a seamless amalgam of academic text and storytelling worthy of a good novelist’: Clare Wright’s The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka reviewed at Bellaloopa.
Rewriting the history of FSG: Why is Farrar mostly left out of the Farrar, Straus and Giroux story?
Do you want to be a writer? Now you can! Play the free online game ‘How to Be a Writer’.
AMY [whispering]: I’m going to burn what you love and marry your boyfriend
AMY: have such a fun time
Dirtbag Little Women.
‘Her brilliance isn’t limited to her mechanics, her finesse or her creativity as a writer, but it’s her willingness to continually address the psychological machinations of women who have very unfeminine feelings.’ Why Elena Ferrante’s The Story of a New Name should win the 2014 Best Translated Book Award.
‘Take it as a goddamn miracle if anyone cares what you have to say.’ 25 pieces of writing advice to end all writing advice.
The life of a ‘solidly mid-list’ writer: a cautionary tale/horror story/tiny beam of hope?
Would you throw someone out of a lifeboat to save yourself? Eleanor Learmonth and Jenny Tabakoff’s No Mercy: True Stories of Disaster, Survival and Brutality poses the ultimate moral dilemma.
Literacy Is Knowledge: why reading comprehension is not a skill that you teach but a condition that you create.
A. J. Betts' Text Prize-winning YA novel, Zac & Mia, has been shortlisted for the Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature in the in the 2014 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.
‘The voices of Zac and Mia are distinctive, real, raw, unsentimental, empathetic and completely believable,’ said the judges in their report.
The winners will be announced on 19 May.