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Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Writing in the '90s : The Writer as Reader
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'Recently my writing's been going through a crisis. Voices are starting to whisper to me as I write, and they're not the voices of Joan of Arc's saints telling her to carry on, you're doing nicely. They're nasty sneering little voices. They tell me the book I'm wilting is about as entertaining as the instructions on a packet of frozen peas.'  (Introduction)

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  • Edited version of the 1996 Colin Simpson PLR Memorial Lecture delivered at the Australian Society of Authors' Annual General Meeting on 23 March 1996

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    y separately published work icon Australian Author vol. 28 no. 1 Autumn 1996 Z618616 1996 periodical issue 1996 pg. 14-16
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    y separately published work icon Australian Author vol. 50 no. 2 2018 15356073 2018 periodical issue

    'In October 1962, the inaugural meeting of the proposed Society of Authors was held, to end the present feudal state of the Australian writer' and address the issues of 'poor and variable anthology fees, the need for standard contracts and the position regarding copyright' (Dal Stivens. foundation president). Broadside, the first journal of the Australian Society of Authors, began in September 1963 as a 'medium of information and opinion', and fulfilled that role until the last edition was published in July 1968 to make way for the launch of The Australian Author in 1969. This magazine was never intended as a literary puma\ and, as a result, did not meet the funding criteria of the time. Rather, its purpose was to 'concentrate attention on the defence of literary property—the writer's business (Stephany Steggall, Status and Sugar, 2013), which is exactly what it did for the next 50 years. ' (Publication summary)
     

    2018
    pg. 65-68
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