The Man Booker Prize open to American authors – Now what happens?

Brisbane literary figures have expressed support for the Man Booker Prize’s decision to open the competition to any novel written in English and published in the United Kingdom. The prize had previously been open only to authors from the British Commonwealth, and some literary figures in the United Kingdom have expressed concern that American writers… Continue reading The Man Booker Prize open to American authors – Now what happens?

Listening to the Radio Man

It strikes me how quickly some more traditional (or at least I think of them traditional) media institutions have taken up the whole shift from paper to pixels. The ABC is one of those - the old girl usually the domain of crusty news anchors like Rod Young (well, I remember him as a little… Continue reading Listening to the Radio Man

P!ntxos makes Pintxos?

She's way out of my league and I know it. I need an angle, a way to bluff her and sustain the illusion that I'm somehow interesting for an entire evening. With the hustle of Fortitude Valley at our backs, we trundle down Brunswick Street into New Farm and find "P!ntxo Spanish Taperia & Tapas… Continue reading P!ntxos makes Pintxos?

Los Diarios del Gringo – A Preview

Forced by a mysterious Microsoft malady to use the computers at Kelvin Grove's QUT library I have only today discovered some pretty cool news. As of Friday the 13th (whether the date proves ominous, we shall see) of January your intrepid reporter (blogger, whatever) has been informed that come second semester, I will be blogging, posting and worrying the socks off your… Continue reading Los Diarios del Gringo – A Preview