Inside the Australian and New Zealand book industry

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‘There is something of a crisis of criticism in Australia and it’s connected to broader declines in media. You only have to look at the book pages that used to be in the Saturday papers compared to the book pages there are today to see how much less space there is for literary criticism.’—Jeff Sparrow, winner of the 2019 Walkley-Pascall Prize for arts criticism, on literary criticism in Australia.