Phillipa McGuinness is publisher at NewSouth Publishing/UNSW Press in Sydney. She is the editor of Copyfight (NewSouth, 2015) and the author of The Year Everything Changed: 2001 (Vintage, 2018), which was shortlisted for the 2018 Queensland Literary Awards in the non-fiction category. Her work has been published in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, Meanjin and elsewhere.
Non-fictionA medical student can...graduate with an undergraduate degree and put up a shingle proclaiming themself a cosmetic surgeon the very next day. ... Why wouldn’t a consumer assume that a surgeon is a surgeon is a surgeon?
When big tech met books
MemoirTHE FIRST TIME I went to the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2008, I had an appointment with Google. Its stand in Hall Eight was a shiny white pod with no retractable banners or cheap shelving in sight. The pod...