Perth Writers Festival 2017

Early news for the Perth Writers Festival 2017 is out with many visiting authors already announced. The festival will run from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 February 2017.

The lineup of international authors appearing includes Chinelo Okparanta, Jane Smiley and Alberto Manguel.

Something new and interesting for 2017 will be the Courtyard Sessions  – evening sessions held in the courtyard at the State Theatre Centre.

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The Apgar Score

img_0757One of the pleasures of reading non-fiction is to come across some quirk of history you’ve never heard of before. It’s the sort of thing that leads to me starting conversations with ‘Hey, did you know …

In his 2007 book Better – A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance, Atul Gawande tells lots of these stories – including the story of the number given to almost every newborn baby in hospitals across the world.

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