SLUSH-PILE by Ian Shadwell

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November 2014, no. 366
'Slush-Pile' by Ian Shadwell

SLUSH-PILE

by Ian Shadwell

Puncher & Wattmann, $24.95 pb, 206 pp, 9781922186492

SLUSH-PILE by Ian Shadwell

Reviewed by
November 2014, no. 366

Billed as ‘a satire of literary ambition’, Ian Shadwell’s début novel chronicles the misadventures of Michael Ardenne, an Australian author who has been riding the coat-tails of his Booker Prize-winning first book for more than a decade. Content for years to drain every last drop of goodwill from the book industry, not to mention his long-suffering wife, he has never bothered to pen a follow-up. Instead, he has drunk his way into considerable debt and now spends his days browsing Internet porn and anonymously puffing up his own Wikipedia entry.

'Slush-Pile' by Ian Shadwell

SLUSH-PILE

by Ian Shadwell

Puncher & Wattmann, $24.95 pb, 206 pp, 9781922186492

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