Several copies, paperback and hardback that I have seen floating around Melbourne. I got my copy last weekend but yet to read it...Well, it's been released, apparently, but I haven't seen it anywhere in Aus (well, not in the few bookshops I've been haunting in Canberra and Brisbane). Maybe I'll find a copy in the U.S. Anyone read it? Is it as good as the hyperbole?
Science fiction author China Mieville, whose latest planetary creation explores the links between language and thought, talks to Andrew Marr about what it means to have no concept of living. Writer AN Wilson explores medieval Florence as he paints a picture of the life of Dante, and Jo Shapcott argues for the transformative nature of poetry.