Thursday, October 8, 2009

Dear ABC Radio National 'Book Show'

Let the ABC know how you feel:

Question regarding today's segment about Herta Muller

It is with great concern that I note the increasing frequency of News Ltd. people appearing across the ABC.

Was there no other guest you could have interviewed for the segment about Herta Muller than the "Chief Literary Critic" from 'The Australian'?


Here's the ABC's prompt response:

Thank you for your email. The Nobel prize for literature was announced late last night our time. Unlike other literary prizes, the Nobel does not have a short list so there is no way of preparing ahead of time. We tried this morning to find a literary expert familiar with Herta Muller's work but were unsuccessful. Geordie Williamson is wonderful talent and extremely knowledgeable about the literary world and he did a super job at the eleventh hour. I hope this explanation meets your concerns.


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