Sentimental Hygiene

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If you use modern technology properly you can actually make things easier at a literary festival.  Just like the Sydney Writers' Festival that instituted an "overflow" room for sold-out sessions.

Helen Garner's novel The Spare Room is being adapted for the stage by British actors Eileen Atkins and Vanessa Redgrave.  Atkins was looking for a play with a "lighter touch", couldn't find anything and so decided to write her own.  Garner seems impressed.

Sophie Cunningham has announced on Twitter that she is the new head of the Literature Board.  What happened to press releases?

Max Barry explains why it takes so long for a book to go from draft to bookshop.

W.H. Chong has been designing the covers for the new range of Text Classics that are out and about - the yellow ones, you can't miss them.  He's giving a talk, about the process he goes through to produce a cover design, at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne on May 31st.

Lisa Hill, of the ANZ LitLovers blog, has been named Best Australian Blog (Words category).  Very well done indeed.

The original E.L. James book Fifty Shades of Grey is now a trilogy - well, I suppose it was always going to be, it's just that they are all finally out there - and "The New York Times" is reporting that the series has now sold over 10 million copies in the US alone.  It has also been sold to around 37 countries and the film rights have been snapped up.

On the Meanjin blog Chris Flynn contemplates the problems of shifting all the books when moving house.  His plan was to cull - moving all those that missed the cut to a storage unit - and only keeping those books he truly needed.  Nice idea, but just remember the implications of the title of Anthony Powell's novel Books Do Furnish a Room.

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