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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 A Word in Edgeways
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'In A Word in Edgeways Desmond O' Grady examines the work of many writers and interviews others as well as film makers, a ballerina, a photographer and a painter.

'The essays probe writers from Orhan Pamuk to Peter Robb, from Martin Boyd to James Joyce, from Ring Lardner to Leo Tolstoy plus filmmakers Luis Bunuel and Federico Fellini.

'The interviews are close encounters with writers such as Saul Bellow, Tennesee Williams, Shirley Hazzard, Jorge Luis Borges, Tobias Wolf, Doris Lessing and Niccolò Ammaniti but also with filmmaker Sergio Leone, photographer Oliviero Toscani and painter Jeffrey Smart.

'A Word in Edgeways combines cultural journalism, literary criticism, travel writing and brief lives. In all the items there is subtle insight, an eye for revealing detail and an appreciation of craft. They are preceded by the amusing, amazing tale of the confusion between Desmond O'Grady and his doppelganger and drawn together by reflections on the relations between oral story telling, writing and images.' (From the publisher's website.)

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Question Time in the House of Creativity Peter Pierce , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9-10 October 2010; (p. 36)

— Review of A Word in Edgeways Desmond O'Grady , 2010 selected work biography interview ; Tasting Life Twice : Conversations with Remarkable Writers Ramona Koval , 2005 selected work interview
Pick of the Week Steven Carroll , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 July 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of A Word in Edgeways Desmond O'Grady , 2010 selected work biography interview
Pick of the Week Steven Carroll , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 July 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of A Word in Edgeways Desmond O'Grady , 2010 selected work biography interview
Question Time in the House of Creativity Peter Pierce , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9-10 October 2010; (p. 36)

— Review of A Word in Edgeways Desmond O'Grady , 2010 selected work biography interview ; Tasting Life Twice : Conversations with Remarkable Writers Ramona Koval , 2005 selected work interview
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