ABR: What qualities do you look for in an author?
CC: Someone anxious to say something to a reader, hopefully something they want to hear. Good writing, great writing, great use of words and imaginati More
ABR: In your dealings with authors, what is the greatest pleasure – and challenge?
The greatest pleasure is helping authors make their work the best version of itself. There is no greatest challenge More
ABR: Do you write yourself? If so, has it informed your work as a publisher? NH: Mostly I plan to write and then console myself I didn’t have time. Having written the odd thing, More
ABR: What qualities do you look for in an author? RM: Imagination, tenacity, intelligence, and a sense of humour.More
What was your pathway to publishing? In 1971 I founded the weekly newspaper that became Nation Review. Soon afterwards my proprietor, Gordon Barton, acquired Angus & Robertson More
What was your pathway to publishing? As an English and Comparative Literature graduate whose childhood had been circumscribed by chronic asthma and excessive reading of Enid Blyton stories More
What was your pathway to publishing? I had been a writer and editor at school and university, I’d worked in the Whitlam government, I’d been a freelance journalist, and I was intereste More
What was your pathway to publishing? I was about to land a cadetship with The Age, or so I thought. When I missed out, I applied for a job as a publishing assistant with Camb More
What was your pathway to publishing?
After university I knew I didn’t want to do deconstruction; I wanted to be involved with contemporary writing, so I looked for an editorial job and eventually found one, in Boston, which was no longer the Athens of America, in 1973.... More