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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Making News
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'"The photo was clearly sexual, all skin and limbs. It was a CCTV image, which looked to be from security footage. Lucas leaned forward to read the accompanying paragraph. Within half a sentence it was as though a foot had crashed through the monitor and kicked his teeth in. He closed his eyes and willed himself to wake up. He checked again. The image was still there. My god, look at the goofy smiles. No wonder the world was laughing. Under normal circumstances, he'd be laughing too. If the face that was front-and-centre didn't belong to a member of his family."

'Lucas Dekker is celebrity offspring, twice over. His Australian father, Charlie, has recently retired from a stellar football career in the Premier League. His English mother, Monica, is a self-help guru, who has sold millions of books with her pro-family message. But when Charlie's involvement in a bizarre sex scandal hits the tabloids, the Dekkers' own family dynamic will never be the same again. Making News is a darkly hilarious story about celebrity culture, the media and what really goes on behind the smutty front pages that everyone loves to read.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Tamsin

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Millers Point, Sydney City, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Murdoch Books , 2010 .
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      Extent: 312p.
      ISBN: 9781741969238 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Against the Run of Play : The Emergence of Australian Soccer Literature Paul Mavroudis , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: The International Journal of the History of Sports , vol. 30 no. 5 2013; (p. 484-499)

'The creative writing thematising soccer in Australia, Australian soccer literature, is a marginal literary genre, though it is not as marginal as many critics and discussions would have it. Drawing on materials spanning from the late nineteenth century until the present, this paper examines the diversity of themes and sources found in Australian soccer literature. It attempts to establish a historical narrative based upon the extant texts, and in this context the paper unearths long-forgotten passages, often hidden within larger texts dealing with other issues. In short, this paper adds to the threadbare coverage of Australian soccer literature in the fields of Australian literature dealing with sport, as well to bibliographical listings found in critical works dealing with Australian soccer. While noting the apparent isolation between the various works of Australian soccer literature, this paper also notes the broader trends that the majority of the works contribute to.'

Source: Article abstract.

Tony Wilson Kathryn Kernohan , 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: Melbourne Weekly , 16 June 2010; (p. 9)
Untitled Ben Eltham , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 325 2010; (p. 63)

— Review of Making News Tony Wilson , 2010 single work novel
Books William Yeoman , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 18 September 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of Making News Tony Wilson , 2010 single work novel
Celebrity Seeker Puts the Book In David Messer , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 August 2010; (p. 34)

— Review of Making News Tony Wilson , 2010 single work novel
Review Martin Crotty , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 10 - 11 July 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of Making News Tony Wilson , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Lee McGowan , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 89 no. 9 2010; (p. 35)

— Review of Making News Tony Wilson , 2010 single work novel
Reality With a Spin Finds the Back of the Net Dan Silkstone , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 August 2010; (p. 27)

— Review of Making News Tony Wilson , 2010 single work novel
Celebrity Seeker Puts the Book In David Messer , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 August 2010; (p. 34)

— Review of Making News Tony Wilson , 2010 single work novel
Books William Yeoman , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 18 September 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of Making News Tony Wilson , 2010 single work novel
Tony Wilson Kathryn Kernohan , 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: Melbourne Weekly , 16 June 2010; (p. 9)
Against the Run of Play : The Emergence of Australian Soccer Literature Paul Mavroudis , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: The International Journal of the History of Sports , vol. 30 no. 5 2013; (p. 484-499)

'The creative writing thematising soccer in Australia, Australian soccer literature, is a marginal literary genre, though it is not as marginal as many critics and discussions would have it. Drawing on materials spanning from the late nineteenth century until the present, this paper examines the diversity of themes and sources found in Australian soccer literature. It attempts to establish a historical narrative based upon the extant texts, and in this context the paper unearths long-forgotten passages, often hidden within larger texts dealing with other issues. In short, this paper adds to the threadbare coverage of Australian soccer literature in the fields of Australian literature dealing with sport, as well to bibliographical listings found in critical works dealing with Australian soccer. While noting the apparent isolation between the various works of Australian soccer literature, this paper also notes the broader trends that the majority of the works contribute to.'

Source: Article abstract.

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