‘Objects of readerly desire’

A close look at Australia's consequential book editors
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April 2021, no. 430
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Literary Lion Tamers: Book editors who made publishing history by Craig Munro

Scribe, $29.99 pb, 274 pp

‘Objects of readerly desire’

A close look at Australia's consequential book editors
by
April 2021, no. 430

Craig Munro’s latest book shines a spotlight on the work of some very different Australian book editors. It begins in the 1890s, when A.G. Stephens came into prominence as literary editor of The Bulletin’s famous Red Page. It continues through the trials and tribulations of P.R. (‘Inky’) Stephensen in publishing and radical politics in the interwar period and his internment during the war for his association with the Australia First Movement. Literary Lion Tamers then moves on to Beatrice Davis’s long career as a professional book editor with Angus & Robertson after World War II. It concludes with Rosanne Fitzgibbon, with whom Munro developed fiction and poetry lists at the University of Queensland Press.

Susan Sheridan reviews 'Literary Lion Tamers: Book editors who made publishing history' by Craig Munro

Literary Lion Tamers: Book editors who made publishing history

by Craig Munro

Scribe, $29.99 pb, 274 pp

Buy this book

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