“The most amazing single book that I know.” The words of John Simopoulos, Dean of Degrees at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, talking about today’s featured book – W. G. Sebald‘s Austerlitz – rare praise indeed and an exceptional recommendation.
In today’s Write Report, Donna brings us news of the year’s first case of plagiarism… and the first working week isn’t even over yet. Neale Donald Walsch, author of the best-selling series “Conversations with God,” apparently posted an essay on the website Beliefnet.com that was largely lifted from elsewhere. Whatever happend to “thou shalt not steal”? And books sales for 2008 are largely the same as the previous year – although children’s books rose by 6%.