Inside the Australian and New Zealand book industry

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We need better arguments for the importance of writing

‘Being a writer in Australia is seen as an esoteric thing at best, certainly not a profession, a hobby maybe, and this is the first time I’ll say it and I’ll say it again in the next 40 minutes—Australia doesn’t care about most kinds of artists, but it doesn’t care about writers in particular.’—Maria Tumarkin, in her State of the Writing Nation address, questions the role of the writer in Australian society.


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