Books and Ghosts: What inspired you to write The... →
fishingboatproceeds: mzfaq: I grew up in Sydney and had a pretty normal childhood with my brother and two sisters. We lived most of our lives in the backyard, doing typical Australian things, but once in a while, it wasn’t Sydney anymore – because our parents told us their stories. That was when a piece of Europe entered our household, and our lives. It was never an organized thing. My mum...
The Penguin Press: Book Reviewing in the Age of... →
thepenguinpress: How is a book review on Tumblr different from one in print? The Paris Review‘sSarah Fay considers the evolution of literary criticism online: In his 1946 essay “Confessions of a Book Reviewer,” George Orwell outlined the changes he’d make to the standard, 600-word format of the book review. He wrote that the best practice “would be simply to ignore the great majority of books...