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Book news, reviews, and musings 23 Nov 2010

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Fit to Print: misrepresenting the Middle East by Dutch author Joris Luyendijk has won the 2010 Assises du Journalisme Literary Prize, reports Scribe.

Looking for a Melbourne-themed Christmas present? Fabulous Melbourne publishing house Arcade Publications informs us that they have a 30% off sale for subscribers.

Borders plans to close 17 superstores across the US.

The Australian Book Review is seeking applications for the'ABR Sidney Myer Fund Fellowship.

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Reading Teen talks to Daisy Whitney, author of The Mockingbirds.

Matt Taibbi, author of Griftopia, answers Booktopias 10 terrifying questions.

The Guardian interviews poet Les Murray.


David Brown gives us a thoughtful review of'The Plague by Albert Camus.

Sally Murphy reviews Three Things About Daisy Blue by Kate Gordon

Marthas Bookshelf reviews The Forever Queen by Helen Hollick.


Meanjin looks at some books that have been given the film treatment.

Lawrence Block gives us a thoughtful post on crime author Henry Kane.

The Age ponders the power of the humble blogger.

Just for fun

How do visual illusions work, anyway? The WSJ reports.

Author birthdays

Happy birthday, Robert Barnard and Guy Davenport!

Quote of the day

At the same time, I think books create a sort of network in the readers mind, with one book reinforcing another. Some books form relationships. Other books stand in opposition. No two writers or readers have the same pattern of interaction. Margaret Mahy

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