'Slush-Pile' by Ian Shadwell

'Slush-Pile' by Ian Shadwell

SLUSH-PILE

by Ian Shadwell

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

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.

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Doug Wallen

Doug Wallen

Doug Wallen is a freelance arts writer based in Beechworth, Victoria.

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Published in November 2014, no. 366

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