In 2013, if:book Australia issued a challenge to a group of Australian writers to step outside their comfort zone and try a new professional experience – something they’d never done before – then tell us all about it. Carmel Bird digitised a title from her backlist. Simon Groth used a manual typewriter. Romy Ash wrote stories for Twitter. Benjamin Law braved the squiggly world of shorthand. Sophie Masson started her own press. Jeff Sparrow wrote something that’s definitely not a book. And Sean Williams deprived himself of sleep. Each contributor deliberately became a N00b then told us how the experience affected their craft. Read their stories in The N00bz.
This is the true story of a team of scientists who set out to create a life-sized android, “Phil”, in the likeness of iconic science fiction author Philip K. Dick, and the mysterious manner in which their creation disappeared en route to a presentation at Google’s HQ, never to be seen again.
This is the story of a plucky newsroom in the middle of an anonymous Middle Eastern desert city that through its coverage of one huge story changed the rules of 24-hour TV news.
Try Spritz, sign up for Entitle or Oyster, publish a new short story on Wattpad every day, or invent an entirely new platform for readers … if you write, and you have an idea about a way to do it differently, then we want you for our Twitter compilation chapter in The N00bz: New adventures [...]
Editia is in Germany. Look closely at this picture to see 18 days: Al Jazeera English and the Egyptian Revolution at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt Bookstore, Berlin. In around 35 minutes, author Scott Bridges will take the stage at the biennial Berlin Documentary Forum there alongside his former colleague Rawya Rageh, an AJE [...]