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The Age asks seven Australians what they dreamed of being when they grew up (pp. 14-16). Included on the list of respondents is artisitc director Marion Potts. Potts's ambitions included being a UN translator and a doctor.
A column canvassing current literary news including a report on Tony Abbott's keynote speech at the 2012 Australian Book Industry Awards dinner. Jason Steger also comments on Cory Taylor's win in the Commonwealth Book Prize, Pacific Region, Sophie Cunningham's new role as chair of the Australia Council's Literature Board, and the 2012 fiction issue of The Big Issue.