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David Scott Mitchell Lecture: The Life and Death of the Book

November 18, 2013

 

 

* SYDNEY Literature

David Scott Mitchell Lecture: The Life and Death of the Book, delivered by Dr Rick Gekoski, Dixson Room at State Library of NSW

  • 18 November 2013, 6pm – 7pm.
  • Cost: $30, $25 conc.  Bookings essential

Former Booker Prize judge conducts ‘autopsy’ on the book!

 Readers’ warm embrace of digital devices like eReaders and iPads will kill off the printed book, according to former Booker Prize Chair of Judges, Dr Rick Gekoski, who will chart the rise and inevitable demise of books at this year’s David Scott Mitchell Lecture at the State Library of NSW on 18 November.

Bookings essential (02) 9273 1770, www.sl.nsw.gov.au/events/events_talks

Dr Gekoski’s lecture, The Life and Death of the Book, centres on the fascinating biography of the book and how our 600-year love affair with this “old world format” is waning as our attachment to electronic devices grows.

Dr Gekoski will explore the issues technology raises in the way we produce and consume books, highlighting concerns over the censorship and malleability of digital text.

State Library of NSW Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

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