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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 12 August 2016 of Brisbane Times est. 2016 Brisbane Times
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David Owen's Crime Novel Has Colour, Gore and Giggles in Down Under's Nether Region, Sue Turnbull , single work
— Review of 13-Point Plan For a Perfect Murder David Owen , 2016 single work novel ;
'Pufferfish, aka Detective Inspector Franz Heinekin, is in trouble. He's stuck in a "grindingly dull" professional development lecture listening to "the nasal drone of the lecturer soporific over a mid-distance lawnmower" on a stuffy late summer afternoon in Tasmania. Or as Pufferfish would have it, "Down Under's icicle-hung nether region likened shapewise to nest-warm female pudenda". Pufferfish has a prose style all his own. ...'
Byron Writers' Festival Breaks Records in the Rain, Susan Wyndham , single work column
'A storm smashed into the Byron Writers Festival site a night before the opening last week, shredding two marquees and flooding the beachside lawns of the well-named Elements of Byron Resort. Next morning the organisers thought they would have to cancel. Nature played a mean trick on director Edwina Johnson and retiring chair and founder Chris Hanley in the festival's 20th year. However, staff, volunteers and local companies laboured all day to erect new marquees, pump water and lay gravel, and as sessions began we would never have known. An outstanding program with 150 writers resulted in a 14 per cent rise in box office takings and a record 70,000 attendances over three days by more than 3000 visitors, many in new gumboots. (Veterans of the 2008 festival flood, like me, brought our own gumboots). ...'
DBC Pierre on How to Be an Author : Write in a Fever, Rewrite in a Cardigan, Debra Jopson , single work column
'"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. ...
Finding Australian Stories, Kate Grenville , extract essay

'The proposed changes to copyright have the potential to send Australian writing, in one lifetime, through an entire cycle from bust to boom and back to bust again. Sixty years ago, what Australians got to read was by and large dictated by people on the other side of the world. We were a literary colony. If the Productivity Commission has its way, we’ll be back to that same second-hand status.' (Introduction)

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