The Performance is a brave book, questioning what makes us who we are, and what place theatre and art has in that question.
Alice Pung’s family escaped Pol Pot to settle in Australia. In suburban Melbourne, as her mum worked in the dark, back shed, she discovered books — and what the world could be.
If small publishers have the blues, it’s not surprising.
You might have thought that the world’s most prestigious prize for fiction was a level playing field. In fact, rule changes have made it much easier for big publishers to dominate.
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has told e-book customers to email publisher Hachette to protest against “illegal” price collusion.
In what is fast becoming a regular negotiating tactic, Amazon has halted pre-orders of DVDs and Blue-Ray discs of some Disney movies. This includes titles such as “Maleficent,” and “Captain America: The…