A Publishing Merger for the Books

Many throughout the publishing industry were shocked to find that today, the merging of two major players became official. Penguin and Random House united under one roof today, now dominating the publishing world as one and preparing to take on e-giant Amazon's growing power. More on this later!

A Visual Masterpiece for the Modern Audience

It’s taken a while, but our verdicts are finally in on Lurman’s Gatsby. With its pumping Jay-Z-meets-The Charleston soundtrack and its visual feast of dazzling costuming, sky scraper fly overs and A-list cast, the 2013 Great Gatsby was always bound to impress loyal Lurman fans. It seems to have blown …

Another Shriver Novel to Gobble Up?

"In Lionel Shriver’s novel Big Brother, a woman puts her marriage on the line to help a drastically obese sibling lose weight.” Admittedly, the topic of Lionel Shriver’s new novel surprised us after the traumatic and serious nature of We Need to Talk About Kevin. However, with the promise of a …

Alice Munro’s Final Sentence

In the week before her 82nd birthday, short story writer Alice Munro has revealed “I’m probably not going to write any more” to a newspaper interviewer. For those of us who’ve studied Munro’s work and heard her hailed “our Chekhov”, this is indeed a sad day. “There will be no …

Weekly Writing Prompts #1

Ever need an extra push with your writing? Writer's Edit is dedicated to helping you get there. Check out the first of our weekly writing prompts below and get started! If you’re working on an ongoing fiction project: Take a small instance or moment within your story - make it …

Miles Franklin Winner – Questions of Travel

There's been a hell of a lot of buzz about this year's Miles Franklin award, particularly due to the all-female shortlist. Well, the winner has finally been announced - Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser. Congratulations! Accompanied by the announcement was the press release below: “The Miles Franklin Literary …

Awards Season for APA

It's a glamourous time of year for us readers and writers with the Australian Book Industry Award winners having just been announced. A couple of highlights: Taking out the categories: Book of the Year, Literary Book of the Year and Newcomer of the Year was M.L. Stedman's The Light Between Oceans, …