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July 30, 2014

Talking About Writing: Antarctica

Antarctica is an enduring source of inspiration for writers and artists, with its bleak, alien landscapes and its utter remoteness from the developed world. This Thursday […]
June 12, 2014

Caving to Insidious Chinese Censorship by L.A. Larkin

The ABC’s The Drum, on 4 April 2014  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-04/larkin-caving-to-insidious-chinese-censorship/5367068 After being on the receiving end of Chinese censorship, I wonder if China’s ever-widening powers over free […]
June 12, 2014

Chinese Censors Twist Arm of Reader’s Digest

From The Epoch Times, 3 April 2014 by Joshua Philipp. http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/598785-chinese-censors-twist-arm-of-readers-digest/ Australian thriller novelist L.A. (Louisa) Larkin was working on her next novel on March 24, […]
June 12, 2014

The Guardian 30 March 2014

How Reader’s Digest Became A Chinese Stooge by Nick Cohen in The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/29/readers-digest-chinese-stooge-censorship The notion that the formerly mighty American publisher Reader’s Digest would allow […]
June 10, 2014

Criminal Characters

What makes a compelling central character? Mystery and suspense novels, by their very nature, demand complex and intriguing plots. But an ingenious plot is wasted if […]
May 19, 2014

Writing detective crime fiction

I ran a detective crime fiction course recently at the NSW Writers’ Centre and I kicked off with a very brief history of the detective novel […]
April 9, 2014

ABC Radio’s Mark Colvin and I talk censorship

I was very honoured to be asked to join Mark Colvin on his PM radio show to talk about censorship recently. Here is a link to […]
April 5, 2014

Beating my own drum

After being on the receiving end of Chinese censorship, I wonder if China’s ever-widening powers over free speech will even be discussed when Tony Abbott’s trade […]
April 4, 2014

When is censorship, not censorship?

Fascinating piece in The Sydney Morning Herald by Nick Galvin on 2 April 2014. It has to be read to be believed. Follow this link to […]

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