'There is at least a forty-year history of reports into the Australian book industry, starting with that of the Australian Book Trade Working Party in 1975. Has everything gone to pot since then? Not quite. New research from Macquarie University shows that local publishers are adapting to a rapidly changing marketplace for books, writes, Craig Munro'
'‘Embarking on a biography of Randolph Stow, an introspective author widely thought to be a recluse in his later years, had not been easy at the best of times, but writing about his time in New Guinea in 1959 was troubling on several levels: not least because during his last months there he had experienced a mental and physical breakdown that brought him close to death.’ Suzanne Falkiner travels to the Trobriand Islands in pursuit of Randolph Stow. '