Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Virginia Quarterly Review - Winter 2013 issue now available online
Our latest issue,
Winter 2013: Classic Hollywood, is now available online and in print.
In our Winter 2013 issue of VQR,
we’ve gathered unknown, untold, and forgotten stories behind
Oscar-winning classics that still influence the way that people view
the world today. As much as we appreciate (and occasionally envy) the
glamour of Vanity
Fair’s Hollywood issue and the breaking-news access of
Reporter, we prefer a historical lens through which to
address the industry and its homegrown mythology. The issue includes
Satan’s School of
Cinema by Chip Hayes. Chip Hayes is a seasoned
television producer, director, and Emmy-nominated writer. He talks
about one of his first experiences in the business: the ABC Movie
of the Week called Satan’s School for Girls.
Falling for the Stars by
Jason Motlagh. This photo-rich essay offers insight into the lives
of Hollywood stunt doubles.
The Rules of the Game by
Anne Helen Petersen. While the primary objectives of the publicity
game endure—achieve fame; maintain fame; profit from fame—the
rules have changed.
Silent Dreams by
Nina Revoyr. About silent-film stars Mary Miles Minter and Sessue