Tearing down the ugliness of the past is not teaching, not opening minds, not ameliorating wrongs. Its sanitising for the sake of forgetting.
It’s not easy being a fully-clothed anglophone in Spain…
For want of a hyphen, one wonders if this is a cute kids’ book, or the sexual romp of a gang of four…
I recently finished writing an article on male readers of romance novels. I interviewed one particular Australian named Len—a real … More
Burning books isn’t just for Nazis and zealots. It can be a fun experience for all the family.
Recently, I came across something horrifying: Buffy studies. Remember Joss Whedon’s cult show from 1997–2003, Buffy the Vampire Slayer? I … More
A few nights ago I was at the agents party for the British Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. … More
The Australian gum tree holds its own as an introduced species.
Be it through practice or a good scalding, the young fiction writer soon learns to avoid three writing sins, the … More
You hear those three letters—BBC—and think nothing but good associations. Fine documentaries. Brilliant historical dramas. Edgy comedy. All-round bastion of … More