Hilary McPhee is a writer and publisher (including internet publishing) and former chair of the Australia Council. She will be a regular contributor on all kind things in public debate across the book world.
Her distinguished career includes co-founding and directing McPhee Gribble Publishers, an independent publishing company with a reputation for developing new authors. Her book Other People’s Words was a memoir of a life in publishing.
Seeds of hope
MemoirWHEN I FIRST started going in and out of Jordan three years ago, my well-honed multicultural sensibility was shocked by what I could only hear as virulent anti-Semitism. Israeli and Jew and Zionist were terms of abuse used by...
Glimpses of heaven and hell
ReportageTHE EIGHTH WONDER of the World had already been proclaimed well before the grand opening in Dubai of Atlantis, The Palm, in November 2008. The thirteen acres of artificial palm-shaped archipelago jutting out into the shallow waters of the...