Melbourne University Publishing has a Christmas Catalogue out now and they also have a few specials and bundles going at discounted prices. The Christmas catalogue includes ABC journalist Mark Colvin’s intriguing memoir Light and Shadow and The Art of Reading by philosopher Damon Young.
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.
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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One 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.