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The Week That Was 13th – 17th September

Oprah Winfrey may be coming down under, but she’s also had time in her busy schedule to forgive Jonathan Franzen for snubbing her last invitation, and has included his new book in her bookclub. Speaking of Franzen, and when in the last month haven’t we, The Guardian’s Blake Morrison has published a full review of the book, Freedom. The same publication has also made available an interview conducted with Peter Carey, on his Booker-nominated book Parrot & Olivier in America, here.

On a different note, and as a subtle reminder submissions for Rubric Issue 2, 2010 are closing very soon, the New York Times has published an interesting essay on writing poetry and the ‘Age of Citation’, whilst The Australian reports that some unpublished Ted Hughes poetry, written in letters to his sister.