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Martin Flanagan writes of previous journalistic sparring incidents involving himself and Andrew Bolt. Flanagan's column follows the success of a group of Indigenous Australians (including Anita Heiss) in taking Bolt to the Federal Court on charges of racial vilification.
A column canvassing current literary news including a report on Peter Carey's upcoming novel, The Chemistry of Tears. Jason Steger also notes the death of Sara Douglass, the Sisters in Crime 2012 conference and Adrian Hyland's Kinglake-350.