Most Australian writers don’t make a lot of money. Of course, there are Peter Carey and Tom Keneally, and in the recent past, Colleen McCullough and Bryce Courtenay, and going further back, Patrick White and Morris West, to name a few. They were well looked after by publishers and their marketing and publicity staff and … Continue reading The Writers’ Revolution: Reclaim the book for authors and readers
Ellen Fanning: “Isn’t it a bit silly that people in your position in political life are expected to tweet and blog on all this stuff, instead of just going out and talking to people?” Bob Carr: “I think it is silly. I think interest may have peaked. Look, all these blogs, I’m sure many of … Continue reading Is blogging really necessary?
As I predicted in a previous post, helping to produce a weekly television program means I have less time for my blog. But one of the joys of working on a show like The Observer Effect is watching politicians like Australia's Foreign Minister Bob Carr talking to our host, Ellen Fanning. So I thought I'd … Continue reading Where Bob Carr found his voice and poetry