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David Rosenberg – Inside Pine Gap

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. Advertisements

Bryan Gaensler – Extreme Cosmos

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 […]

Mark Dapin – Spirit House

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.

Much Ado About Something: Anonymous vs Shakespeare

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.

Jon Ronson – The Psychopath Test

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.

The Elements of F*cking Style

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.

Raph Brous – I Am Max Lamm

July 20, 2011


A fearless work of fiction by new Melbourne author Raphael Brous, I am Max Lamm is likely to polarise readers but as he tells Melanie Sheridan, he wouldn’t have it any other way.