Monthly Archives: May 2016

Sydney Writers’ Festival 2016: the world according to Yanis Varoufakis, in conversation with George Megalogenis

Last Saturday night I went to see ‘rock star‘ economist and former Greek Minister of Finance Yanis Varoufakis in conversation with George Megalogenis in a session called ‘And the Weak Suffer What They Must‘ (taken from the title of Varoufakis’s latest book which … Continue reading

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Sydney Writers’ Festival 2016: Jonathan Franzen on ‘My Reading Life’ from Dr Dolittle to Kafka, Pynchon and Paula Fox

Yesterday I was down at the Sydney Writers’ Festival on one of those wildly beautiful blue autumn days for a very bookish morning. First I was ‘in conversation’ with Batman-loving Heidegger-reading philosopher Damon Young about his new book The Art … Continue reading

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