Neil Gaiman may be the most successful fantasy writer whose fans don’t congregate at convention centres dressed as his characters. A respected author of comic books, theatre, films and novels, he spoke to us about writing, failing, and going your own way in this extended interview from Smith volume seven.
The Spanish Film Festival is coming, and as usual the program is looking bueno. What’s extra bueno is the fact that, unlike other film festivals that play the parochial game, this one’s touring most Australian capital cities (and Byron Bay).
The Germans have Oktoberfest. Melburnians have the Great Australian Beer Spectapular. We may not have the lederhosen, but with 100 taps and over 200 different beers (100 of which are brewed especially for the festival) no one’s complaining.