Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides has criticised the Pulitzer Prize board’s decision not to award a fiction prize this year, during an interview at the 2012 Sydney Writers’ Festival, warning the move could detriment the industry. “There’s not too many people that think …

We’ve heard plenty from the experts about the future of paper books (or “p-books”) lately. Just  last month Deliciously Fictitious asked Australian industry stakeholders – booksellers, publishers, visionaries and authors – how the horizon was looking to them. Now, in …

Sex trafficking survivor Somaly Mam grew up distrusting men and marriage. In her autobiography The road of lost innocence she says: “I hate marriage. It puts women in prison. On her wedding day the girl obeys her parents, and when the …

The digital revolution may be raising publisher and bookseller hackles, but it’s a boon for new authors, says Adrian Deans. Deans, whose debut novel Mr Cleansheets came out in March, said the evolving publishing environment was frustrating at first. “The first …