Hilary McPhee

Reviews, Commentary, and Books

In conversation with Caroline Baum


Earlier this year Caroline Baum interviewed me about publishing.

The interview, mainly about the McPhee Gribble days and our dealings with both US and British agents and publishers, as well as the great changes affecting editing, publishing and writing today.

This Top Shelf interview screened on ABC TV Big Ideas last week, and the full web version can be viewed online

Hope you enjoy.

Lesley Hazleton: On reading the Koran

Lesley Hazleton sat down one day to read the Koran. And what she found — as a non-Muslim, a self-identified “tourist” in the Islamic holy book — wasn’t what she expected. With serious scholarship and warm humor, Hazleton shares the grace, flexibility and mystery she found, in this myth-debunking talk from TEDxRainier. A brilliant introduction to the Koran and what it does not say. It’s just nine minutes of your time.