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y Release the Bats : Writing Your Way Out Of It single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'The Booker Prize-winning author of Vernon God Little returns with a book about fiction.

'When DBC Pierre burst onto the scene in 2003, he arrived with no particular literary education. Finding he had something to say, he made the journey solo to that place where dreams and demons live, to try and turn feelings into words.

'Part biography, part reflection and part practical guide, Release the Bats explores the mysteries of why and how we tell stories, and the craft of writing fiction. DBC Pierre reveals everything he learned the hard way.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2016 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 304p.
      Note/s:
      • Published August 2016
      ISBN: 9780571283187

Works about this Work

DBC Pierre, Release the Bats CG , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 30 July 2016;

— Review of Release the Bats : Writing Your Way Out Of It D. B. C. Pierre 2016 single work autobiography
Batty Side of the Writing Life David Free , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 August 2016; (p. 25)

— Review of Release the Bats : Writing Your Way Out Of It D. B. C. Pierre 2016 single work autobiography
Novel Ideas Debra Jopson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 August 2016; (p. 8)

— Review of Release the Bats : Writing Your Way Out Of It D. B. C. Pierre 2016 single work autobiography
Notes from the Writer's Room Debra Jopson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 14 August 2016; (p. 8)

— Review of Release the Bats : Writing Your Way Out Of It D. B. C. Pierre 2016 single work autobiography
DBC Pierre on How to Be an Author : Write in a Fever, Rewrite in a Cardigan Debra Jopson , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 12 August 2016;
'"Write in a reckless fever. Rewrite in a cardigan." That morsel of wisdom is one of 32 "mindbites" which award-winning bad boy novelist DBC Pierre imparts to would-be writers in his new book Release the Bats. ...
'The Best Plans Never Work, Do They?' : Fourteen Authors on the Business of Wiritng Jen Webb , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 385 2016; (p. 27-28)

— Review of Release the Bats : Writing Your Way Out Of It D. B. C. Pierre 2016 single work autobiography ; The Writer's Room : Conversations About Writing Charlotte Wood 2016 selected work interview
'Writers have, it seems, an insatiable appetite for reading about writing; and such advice comes in various forms. There are books that promise to teach their readers how to write in any form or genre imaginable. There are books on grammar and punctuation, on contracts, on making a living, on managing your profile. Whatever you want, it seems, you'll be able to find; though the quality is not always certain. This year the publishers have provided two more books in this idiom, each of which enriches the genre. Charlotte Wood, herself an accomplished author, talks with equally accomplished writers about their experience of the business – the life – of writing. (This prodigious effort is made more impressive by the fact that, at the same time, she was writing her Stella Prize-winning novel The Natural Way of Things [2016].) DBC Pierre, enfant terrible of the early 2000s and author of the Booker Prize-winning Vernon God Little (2003), offers what the blurb calls an 'irreverent guide to writing fiction', one that skips through principles and technical aspects, and weaves it together with anecdotes from his larger-than-life life.' (Introduction)
DBC Pierre, Release the Bats CG , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 30 July 2016;

— Review of Release the Bats : Writing Your Way Out Of It D. B. C. Pierre 2016 single work autobiography
Batty Side of the Writing Life David Free , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 August 2016; (p. 25)

— Review of Release the Bats : Writing Your Way Out Of It D. B. C. Pierre 2016 single work autobiography
Novel Ideas Debra Jopson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 August 2016; (p. 8)

— Review of Release the Bats : Writing Your Way Out Of It D. B. C. Pierre 2016 single work autobiography
Notes from the Writer's Room Debra Jopson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 14 August 2016; (p. 8)

— Review of Release the Bats : Writing Your Way Out Of It D. B. C. Pierre 2016 single work autobiography
'The Best Plans Never Work, Do They?' : Fourteen Authors on the Business of Wiritng Jen Webb , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 385 2016; (p. 27-28)

— Review of Release the Bats : Writing Your Way Out Of It D. B. C. Pierre 2016 single work autobiography ; The Writer's Room : Conversations About Writing Charlotte Wood 2016 selected work interview
'Writers have, it seems, an insatiable appetite for reading about writing; and such advice comes in various forms. There are books that promise to teach their readers how to write in any form or genre imaginable. There are books on grammar and punctuation, on contracts, on making a living, on managing your profile. Whatever you want, it seems, you'll be able to find; though the quality is not always certain. This year the publishers have provided two more books in this idiom, each of which enriches the genre. Charlotte Wood, herself an accomplished author, talks with equally accomplished writers about their experience of the business – the life – of writing. (This prodigious effort is made more impressive by the fact that, at the same time, she was writing her Stella Prize-winning novel The Natural Way of Things [2016].) DBC Pierre, enfant terrible of the early 2000s and author of the Booker Prize-winning Vernon God Little (2003), offers what the blurb calls an 'irreverent guide to writing fiction', one that skips through principles and technical aspects, and weaves it together with anecdotes from his larger-than-life life.' (Introduction)
DBC Pierre on How to Be an Author : Write in a Fever, Rewrite in a Cardigan Debra Jopson , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 12 August 2016;
'"Write in a reckless fever. Rewrite in a cardigan." That morsel of wisdom is one of 32 "mindbites" which award-winning bad boy novelist DBC Pierre imparts to would-be writers in his new book Release the Bats. ...
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