Saturday, May 23, 2009

Poisoned Chalice

So I've just heard that the new Editor of The Monthly (which I'm a subscriber to), is a 23 year old former arts student from Melbourne. That's my age and background! Granted, he's been doing a PhD in Baltimore for the last few years, and is an extremely gifted writer. But hey... that's crazy!

This is hugely controversial, given the recent exit of 39-year-old Sally Warhaft from the position.

I can't help but think it's a poisoned chalice for the young guy. From what I understand a lot of their key writers have stated they'll no longer write due to the sacking of Warhaft, and of those that are left, who knows if they'll respect a 23-year-old?

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