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Book news, reviews, and musings 3 Dec 2010

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Christmas Shopping? Check out these book shopping guides from'Haikasoru,'Booktopia,'The Nile, Arcade Publications, and Black Dog Books.

The film of David Mitchells Cloud Atlas will begin shooting in a few months.

How many Aussie authors are raking in the big bucks? Not many, it turns out.

Amazing Aussie author and illustrator Shaun Tan has been shortlisted for an Oscar. If you havent read his work, particularly The Arrival, make sure you do so!

Project Gutenberg is in dispute with Poul Andersons estate. Oops.

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Julia Crouch chats about selling her NaNoWriMo novel.

Heres a fascinating video featuring author Truman Capote.

AusLit interviews childrens author Deborah Abela.


A Striped Armchair reviews The Magicians Book by Laura Miller

Michelle at Book to the Future reviews Kangaroo by DH Lawrence, and punctuates her review with pictures of the Cookie Monster. As always, its a must-read.

Love Reading reviews Flyaway by Lucy Christopher


An oldie, but a goodie: dead authors and their homes.

Larry at the always fabulous ofblog muses on book blogging and book bloggers.

Just for fun

So you want to write a novel

Author birthdays

Happy birthday, Joseph Conrad!

Quote of the day

All the stories Ill ever need are right here on Main Street. Robert Cormier

Beautiful book cover of the day:

the arrival tan Book news, reviews, and musings 3 Dec 2010(in fact, this entire book is absolutely stunning)


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  1. Some great articles Stephanie, I liked the interview with Crouch, Ive wondered about how valuable the NaNoWriMo process is.

    As for the lack of Australian authors on the rich list, bet the publishing CEOs are earning more than ay of them.

  2. Stephanie /

    My pleasure, Shelly Rae. You might be right about the publishing CEOs, but I doubt that anyone below them in the food chain is raking it in, Im afraid. Publishing is very much a for-the-love-of-it industry! :)

  3. I love the cover of The Arrival! Though, I always thought it looked a little odd, so Ive never read it. Perhaps I should!

  4. Stephanie /

    Its one of my favourite books. Its a text-less graphic novel about the migrant experience. Very beautiful. :)

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