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Today on Books+ we have a collection of books of all shapes and sizes. A little square paperback, full of vignettes and doodles, scraps of literary fiction and rather a lot of stories about alcohol and dogs. Thatâ€™s from D B C Pierre, the stylist and provocateur. And thereâ€™s a sci-fi paperback in the pile, and a lot of writing online, from blogger and activist Cory Doctorow. Throw in a memoir of sex and ... Source: abc.net.au
A leading publisher has criticised what he says is Australia's shameful neglect of its literary history, arguing that universities have failed to teach Australian literature, and he says many award-winning texts are now out of print.
In an Easter special with a difference, renowned philosopher AC Grayling asks: Do science and religion represent fundamentally different mind-setsâ€”different ways of thinking about the world? From the stage of the recent Global Atheist Convention, he makes the provocative case that popular efforts to reconcile the two are misguided.