October 14, 2011
Former high-tech spy David Rosenberg has written a book revealing the truth about Pine Gap. It may have been the most frustrating job of his life, Melanie Sheridan learns.
September 26, 2011
Astronomer Bryan Gaensler speaks to Melanie Sheridan about immigration, science in Australia, aliens and his first book, Extreme Cosmos, in this slightly extended version of the article that appeared in print. Bryan Gaensler’s 1994 honours thesis at Sydney University received a perfect score of 100. His doctoral research in astrophysics won him a NASA Hubble […]
September 12, 2011
Mark Dapin’s new novel Spirit House shares some characters with his 2009 book, King of the Cross, but it is a very different story, he tells Melanie Sheridan.
August 24, 2011
Ahead of the release of Anonymous, disaster-porn director Roland Emmerich’s take on the Shakespeare authorship question – a intriguing juxtaposition partially anticipated below – I’m revisiting my interview with Mike Rubbo about his 2001 documentary on the same subject, Much Ado About Something.
August 3, 2011
Jon Ronson’s latest book is a frightening, often funny and ultimately humane journey into the world of madness. He spoke to Melanie Sheridan about danger, anxiety and psychopaths.
July 27, 2011
In making over William Stunk and EB White’s The Elements of Style for the 21st century, Chris Baker and Jacob Hansen have created more than just a helpful parody. They’ve revivified an important literary classic for a modern audience – without a single zombie, vampire or werewolf added to the text.