Peter Craven argues that '[a]dult trash writing ... is for the child in all of us that wants a world of adventure'. He illustrates his argument with references to a range of Australian titles including Robbery Under Arms and The Mystery of the Hansom Cab, and later genre fiction such as the writing of Shane Maloney and Kerry Greenwood (qq.v.).
A column canvassing current literary news including a brief report on the launch of Mullion Park on the site of poet David Campbell's former home in Canberra and a public poetry project in Brisbane featuring the work of Sam Wagan Watson and Luke Beesley. Sorensen also notes the announcement of the winners of the 2007 National Dorothea Mackellar Memorial Poetry Competition.