This year the Wheeler Centre is taking an alternative approach to our celebration of Melbourne Rare Book Week. Host Michael Cathcart, authors Emily Gale and Tony Wilson, and Sleepers Publishing’s Louise Swinn tell us about the books they wish were rare. The titles they’re sick to death of, the ones that make them shake their literary fists in despair.
Join us in the brand new Library at the Dock for the biggest literary takedown of the year as our guests rail against the might of hype, bad prose, the tired old canon, confused conspiracies and misguided monster hits.
Michael Cathcart presents the radio show, Books and Arts Daily for Radio National.
Tony Wilson is an author of more than ten books, as well as writing columns and features for the Age, Good Weekend and The Monthly. He was a Breakfaster on Triple R for six years, and is a regular guest on 774 ABC Melbourne.
Louise Swinn is the editorial director of Sleepers. Her fiction and reviews have appeared in the Age, Overland, Meanjin, The Times Literary Supplement, Guardian, the Australian, Kill Your Darlings, and Best Australian Stories.
Emily Gale has worked in children’s book publishing in a number of roles, first in London and lately in Melbourne where she’s lived for six years. Currently, she is a buyer for independent book store Readings by day, and an author by night. (rodneyvc)