Indonesia, What the Heck?

Umar Patek, the last of the Bali bombers to be caught, was, according to the evidence, the chief planner of the attack and the bomb maker. He has been sentenced to twenty years in gaol. As well as the two hundred and two people killed in Bali in 2002 (and the subsequent enormous harm to Bali’s …

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Silly Person Wins Miles Franklin Award

Anna Funder has won the Miles Franklin award for her first novel All That I Am. I haven’t read the book, so I can’t comment on its literary merits. Winning a Miles Franklin is not necessarily a recommendation, since they seem frequently to have been awarded based on the level of agreement between the author’s political opinions …

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