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Book news, reviews, and musings 14 Nov 2010

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Australian author David Foster is the recipient of the 2010 Patrick White Literary Award.

Jonathan Strahan at the Coode Street Podcast has posted a list of all of the episodes for 2010.

We list our top reads of 2010.

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Richard Hine, author of Russell Wiley is Out to Lunch (see our review), is interviewed at Good Reads.

The NYT talks to the Harry Potter film crew about their ten year journey.


Kelli at Id So Rather Be Reading reviews Vespertine by YA author Saundra Mitchell.

Maggies Bookshelf reviews Wait for Me by An Na.

The Age gives us ten highly influential cookbooks.


The Guardian muses on the return of the literary magazine.

Similarly, The Age notes that the short story is making a comeback.

Playwright Hannie Rayson talks art and politics.

Ian Tregillis talks books at the Galaxy Bookshop blog.

Cym Lowell talks writing and wonders whether or not to press on.

Just for fun

Do you find autocorrect less friend than foe?

Author birthdays

Happy birthday, PJ ORourke!

Quote of the day

A nice, easy place for freedom of speech to be eroded is comics, because comics are a natural target whenever an election comes up. Neil Gaiman

Beautiful book cover of the day:

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  1. Thanks for the link to the Top 10 cookbooks! I dont own any of them! Time to go to the bookshop I think,

    • Stephanie /

      My pleasure, Marg. I dont own any of them either, although I do have a different Donna Hay cookbook, and I have sneakily thumbed through a few of these on my frequent bookshop trips. :) I have a stunning one about Tuscan cooking that my mum gave me as a coffee table book, though. Its gorgeous.

  2. I swear I own just about all her others! Just not that one! lol

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