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Man Booker Winner 2016

I heard Paul Beatty talking about his novel The Sellout on Radio National’s Books and Arts . It’s an insightful interview by Sky Kirkham. The Australian Independent Bookseller had this to say about the novel that won this year’s Man … Continue reading

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Can characters shape the plot?

“I usually have one firm character, perhaps two, and an underlying theme – certainly a situation. And from then on, if it works at all, the characters shape the plot rather than the other way round.” Jessica Anderson in Yacker … Continue reading

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