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Book news, reviews, and musings 1 Dec 2010

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Are there new retail routes in bookselling?

James Robertson wins Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year award for the second time.

Expressions of interest are sought for a fully funded position as a 'writer-in-residence' on a school and community project in semester two in 2011 (Australia).

Fabulous genre short-fiction magazine GUD has launched its 6th issue, which the editors tell us contains fantastic alternate history from Lou Antonelli thatll make you look at US/Irish connections in a whole new way. . .[and] weird and wonderful art from Andy B. Clarkson. Check it out!

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Bookd out interviews author David Arenson, author of Flaming Dove.

Bec Stafford interviews spec fic author Alison Croggon.

Karen Wilson talks about bookselling and chick lit books.


Theres a Book reviews YA mystery novel'Suspect by Kristin Wolden Nitz

The Orwell Prize gives us a 1946 review of Zamyatins classic dystopian novel We

Erin at Erin Reads is up to part 4 of her Odyssey odyssey.

Books n Bytes reviews YA novel'Windblowne by Stephen Messner.


Meanjin talks cover design.

Kim Falconer muses on staying inspired.

Robert McCrum thinks that booksellers have never had it better.

Just for fun

Chronicle books is seeking recipes for 'a crowd-sourced cookbook.

Author birthdays

Happy birthday, John Crowley, author of the wonderful Little, Big.

Quote of the day

Dont try to write to the trend of the moment. Alan Dean Foster (please heed this, lovely writers and publishers!)

Beautiful book cover of the day:

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  1. Thanks for the mention :)

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    My pleasure, Shelley Rae! :)

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