Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Where the heck have we been?

Hi ho folks. If you've been checking in periodically wondering when the next enthralling episode of the 21st Century Bookshow is going up, and then turning away with disgruntled utterances, then apologies. We're cooking up a whole lot of new content for our iPhone App, which is heading your way real soon (September, in fact). Rest assured, we haven't and shall never desert our posts and we'll be back in action after a short, but indeterminate period. Thanks for tuning in!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Episode 17 - Everybody Else is Doing it So Why Shouldn't We

Hello Peeps, as they say these days (well, we don't, but we're trying to appear up to date with current trends). Who'd have predicted the end of the printed book, eh? Well, as it turns out, just about anyone and everyone has something to say on the subject. And we're no exception. So here's our two cents worth. For now. video

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Episode 16 - Middlesex and Blurbs

We're back for a brand new year (and a new decade). This time we're chatting about Jeffrey Eugenides' Pullitzer winner Middlesex, as well as the pros and cons of blurbing and endorsing. Let us know what you think. video

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas

Hello book lovers,
Well, we did "shoot" another "film" at the Sleepers Xmas drinks but it was late and dark and people had had one too many cranberry juice so it was a little hard to make out. Various people talked about their favourite book of the year, and we realised we haven't discussed Junot Diaz yet. Plenty of time for that in the new year, of course. In the meantime, have a lovely and relaxing Xmas break and here's to a big and exciting new decade: what will the book become?
Let us know any recommendations you have for holiday reading in the meantime, too – there's still time for some last-minute shopping.
Love, and lots of it. xxx

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Centre of All Things

Hello! Would you like to join us on a virtual tour of Melbourne's brand spanking new Wheeler Centre for Books Writing and Ideas? Excellent, cause that's what's in store this episode. Apologies in advance for the shoddy camera work, but it adds real authenticity, we think. Especially if you happen to be mildly soused when you get a tour of the centre in real life one day. And one more thing, at the beginning of this episode Zoe absentmindedly says that the public launch for the centre is next week. This is completely not true. It's next year, which is what she meant to say. What a difference a word makes, eh.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Episode 14 - Steven Amsterdam's Fowl Language

Steven Amsterdam is the author of the 2009 Age Book of the Year, Things We Didn't See Coming. But what else does he do with his time? Maybe he has other things on his mind other than the next award winning book. Here, we delve deep, and find out what's going down in the coop. video

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Episode 13 - Generation Doug

When Douglas Coupland burst onto the scene with Generation X in 1991, he wasn't necessarily counting on defining a generation. But we can count on this: we're X-ers, and we love Coupland. Here we make small talk of his latest novel Generation A. video