Larry Buttrose

PacPrint 2017


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The digital revolution of the last 30 years has radically changed the way printing is done and what is printed. There is no easier way to track the changes than by regularly attending a print industry trade show like PacPrint 2017 (23–26 May, Melbourne Exhibition Centre), which is held every four years. Read More...

New Name for New Book


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When we approached author Larry Buttrose for the publishing rights to re-issue his novel
The Maze of the Muse—originally published in 1998 by Flamingo, an imprint of HarperCollins—as an eBook, he revisited the manuscript and revised it extensively. The result is a distinctly new book but because we initially kept its original name, the eBook was being confused with the old paperback. To distinguish the new from the old, the eBook is now renamed The Muse of the Maze. Read More...

BryshaWilson Press — The Muse of the Maze


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Hitch-hiking young tourists assailed by a ‘truly woeful Eagles tape’ and trapped in an ancient Merc carrying an impressive haul of hash and coke across the border of France and Spain, does not sound like the stuff of a literary adventure undertaken to meet a highly-regarded poet and man of letters. However, it sure smacks of the 1970s and as such, it deftly evokes the era in which young Australian poet Jack Driscoll sets out on an odyssey to Deya, Mallorca to meet literary titan Robert Graves and obtain a poet’s blessing from him. The unfolding surprise of the unexpected is one of the most striking qualities of Larry Buttrose’s novel
The Muse of the Maze (BryshaWilson Press, Melbourne, 2016, eBook). The other is the delicately modulated prose delivered as a first person narrative by Jack, who assumes the dual role of major player and observer as his story unfolds. Read More...

On Poets and Dancers as Heroes


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The first blog written for the BryshaWilson Press launch was about a love of books but on reflection more burning topics presented themselves. The chief of these is the question of why you would spend the best part of a year setting up a book-publishing venture when the market place is buried in mountains of books being churned out by vast numbers of publishers all aggressively competing for every cent of the book-buying buck to be scrounged from the big wide world of readers.
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