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  • In conversation with Caroline Baum

    Posted on December 3, 2013 by in Blog Posts, Videos

      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: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/bigideas/stories/2013/11/18/3893312.htm Hope you enjoy.

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  • Lesley Hazleton: On reading the Koran

    Posted on January 11, 2011 by in Videos

    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.

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