Prove It All Night

"The Guardian", not to be outdone by "The Telegraph"'s 100 novels everyone should read (see last week on this weblog), lists 1000 novels you must read. [That's one book a week for twenty years!] True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey is listed under the Crime section and his novel Oscar and Lucinda appears under novels about Love, as do The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard and Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson. Illywhacker by Carey can be found under the Comedy heading; The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead and The Tree of Man by Patrick White under Family & Self; and Remembering Babylon by David Malouf under State of the Nation. There are probably a couple more sections to come but I'm finding this extended website rather confusing.

Simon Caterson looks at some small Melbourne publishing houses for "The Age".

Ampersand Duck gets a rollicking from her father for not posting on her weblog often enough. I'm lucky in that regard as most of my family doesn't even know this blog exists.

M.J. Hyland has started a new website/weblog devoted to her upcoming novel, This is How. You'll remember Hyland as she was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2006 for her second novel Carry Me Down. In "the Manchester Review" you can read an essay by M.J. Hyland titled "Selling Fakes".

"The Complete Review" weblog informs us that Penguin US is releasing two new editions of Patrick White novels: Voss and The Vivisector. The first of these comes with an introduction from Tom Keneally, and the second with one from J.M. Coetzee. And the weblog is correct: the new cover for The Vivisector is about the worst I've ever seen. Reminds me of the torture scene at the end of the film adaptation of A Clockwork Orange.

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