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Say goodbye to Australian authors' Booker chances

Say goodbye to Australian authors' Booker chances | Writing and Reading | Scoop.it
With American writers set to dominate, Australian authors can say goodbye to their chances of scooping the prestigious literary prize.
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Afghan militants shoot dead Indian woman Sushmita Banerjee, who wrote about escape from Taliban - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Afghan militants shoot dead Indian woman Sushmita Banerjee, who wrote about escape from Taliban - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Writing and Reading | Scoop.it
Suspected militants in Afghanistan have shot dead an Indian woman who authored a best-selling memoir about her escape from the Taliban in the 1990s.
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For some, writing is a life or death experience.

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A Beginner's Guide to Cormac McCarthy

A Beginner's Guide to Cormac McCarthy | Writing and Reading | Scoop.it
Today is Cormac McCarthy's 80th birthday, and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to get to know more about a man whose work I have not yet read. We
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Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist and playwright. He has written ten novels, spanning the Southern Gothic, Western, and Post-apocalyptic genres. He won the Pulitzer Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction for The Road. 

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Back to the (post-apocalyptic) Future 3: Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam | Verity La

Back to the (post-apocalyptic) Future 3: Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam | Verity La | Writing and Reading | Scoop.it
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Great interview with Clive James. Should be a national treasure.

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