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Michael Richards

Michael Richards is the author of A Maker of Books: Alec Bolton and his Brindabella Press (NLA Publishing, 2022).

Michael Richards on Alec Bolton and Australian Book Review

December 2022, no. 449 25 November 2022
When I began work on A Maker of Books, I had no idea that Alec Bolton had succeeded ‘Peter Pica’ (the publisher and bookseller Andrew Fabinyi) as a pseudonymous critic of Australian book design and production for Australian Book Review. He called himself ‘Martin Em’. I had set out to explore in detail Alec’s achievement as a letterpress printer of distinction at his private Brindabella P ... (read more)