Monthly Archives: August 2012

Eliot Weinberger in conversation with Ramona Koval | SlowTV | The Monthly

Eliot Weinberger in conversation with Ramona Koval | SlowTV | The Monthly. Political commentator, translator and poetry editor Eliot Weinberger idiscusses the extraordinary breadth of his work, including What I Heard About Iraq and his recent essay collection Oranges & Peanuts for Sale, which alone takes in Beckett, Paz, the colour blue, Shiva, Obama and Susan Sontag. He’s […]

Kate Grenville In Conversation With Ramona Koval | SlowTV | The Monthly

Kate Grenville In Conversation With Ramona Koval | SlowTV | The Monthly. Waiting for the quinoa to boil, I’m posting some interviews I’ve found on Slow TV. Here is a conversation with Kate Grenville on her novel Sarah Thornhill. I always enjoy speaking with this thoughtful, engaging and gifted writer.

Lost with Schulz in The Cinnamon Shops

Working on the latest draft of By the Book: A Reader’s Guide to Life, I am, of course, successfully distracting myself. Even though I know this is the best part of writing, working on something that is already there, making it better, stroke by stroke, I have found myself reading a new translation of The […]

I’m just off the plane after looking at paleolithic bison paintings by hunters in deep caves in France and then at Higgs boson hunters at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva. Next stop is Maleny, Queensland for their Outspoken event next week. http://www.hinterlandtimes.com.au/2012/08/03/ramona-koval-is-outspoken/