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'Should Australian writing be separated from the books of other countries or is this cultural segregation outdated?' Simon Caterson canvasses a range of views from booksellers, publishers, academics and authors. Included in Caterson's discussion is input from Mark Rubbo, Nikki Christer, James Bradley, Professor Elizabeth Webby and AustLit's Kerry Kilner.
A column canvassing current literary news including a brief report on the Australian Society of Authors' response to a decision by Dymocks to start publishing digital books. The column also includes a report on the decision by Ann James and Ann Haddon to re-locate Books Illustrated, the children's bookshop and exhibition area that has been based in Gasworks Park, Albert Park, Melbourne. James and Haddon will concentrate on staging exhibitions in Australia and overseas.