Via Mobylives, here's a report on an interview with Faber CEO Stephen Page on their e-publishing program.
Ivan Southall died more than a week ago at the age of 87, a prolific Australian author for children. Ramona Koval reprised her 1997 interview with him on the Book Show on Radio National last Thursday. (Warning - this link may expire over time.)
The second issue of RMIT creative writing mag Harvest will be launched on December 5th from 6-9 pm at The Order of Melbourne, 401 Swanston Street, Melbourne. More about the second issue on their blog, here.
Laila Lalami has information that the latest biography of Naipaul is going to be a cracking good read, even if the subject matter is rather unattractive.
And this is hitting the to-read list (for which I will be taking a holiday break after Christmas, to knock it back to at least 150 items.) no man's land features translations into English of new German fiction and poetry. This link comes from the excellent blog on literature in translation based at the University of Rochester,Three Percent.
Can Haz podcasts from Oxford University? We Can Haz. Link via Maud. I am going for the Tolkien myself. ( As Maud memorably puts it, one can listen to Milton in the laundromat.)
See, this is why I love these guys.