Australia Archive

Weekly Round-Up: Schoenhof’s Foreign Books, Accessibility, and “Books N Bros”

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From a Harvard Square bookstore closure to a book club for boys, here's the latest literary news.

Fleecing the Shears

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As a two-year-old child, British author Evie Wyld went into a coma that lasted half a day. The reason: viral encephalitis. The disease took two weeks to work its way through her nervous system. As a result of her brain being “cooked”—her word choice—slower brain waves mandated seizure medicine

THAT LIT, LIT LIFE (with global characteristics) 13 (of 14)

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So I’m on my way from Melbourne to Sydney, ruminating on the global-lit journey that has brought me back to these two major Australian cities after 32 years. Here are two reasons: You’ve met Robin in my blog before—we’re counting the places in the world we’ve had a drink

THAT LIT, LIT LIFE (with global characteristics) 12 (of 14)

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32 years away from the city of Melbourne and I return to find it in a different “Australia.” For one thing, all the restaurants downtown were Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian or otherwise distinctly “Asian.” Hidden somewhere down one street was a Greek restaurant, reminding me that 32 years ago,