On Wednesday night, for our ‘Feeding the Hand that Bites’ panel, Issue One Contributors Gideon Haigh and Anthony Morris, Kill Your Darlings Editor Rebecca Starford and Associate Editor Jo Case held forth on reviewing culture in Australia.  

Among the issues discussed were the distinction between reviewing and criticism, the ‘slightly strange party’ of the Australian literary community, the differences between film and book reviewing, the pressures facing the traditional publishers of review material and, above all, the passionately adored but ‘thankless’ task of reviewing. An audience peopled with reviewers ensured that lively debate ensued.

Readings kindly recorded the session, which you can download here.