Writing acknowledgements. Wouldn’t all aspiring writers love to pen those? It would mean having a book finished and possibly being published. In a recent comment on the subject of acknowledgements in the News Review part of the weekend edition of the Sydney Morning Herald, host of ABC TV program The Drum, Julia Baird, however, referenced […]

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Cultural appropriation OR Are writers free to write about anything?

Should writers be entitled to write about anything they choose? Should male writers be entitled to tell stories featuring a female protagonist, straight writers featuring a gay protagonist, able-bodied writers featuring a protagonist with a disability, white Anglo-Saxon writers featuring a Chinese, Italian or black protagonist? When these questions were put into the spotlight following […]

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