”Why don´t we give literature a sporting chance?”

In today’s edition of the Australian newspaper The Age author Norman Jorgensen is worried about how very little books and literature are valued in his country:

“Politicians constantly complain that children’s literacy levels are down, and getting worse, but the creators of children’s literature don’t seem to be particularly valued by those who allocate government funds. When we hear of a billion dollars being spent on a brand new literature centre instead of a second sports stadium I may take the politicians’ complaints a bit more seriously.”

His words are not unchallenged, as often happens when sports and culture are put together. Read this interesting article here.

Photo: The Age

Photo: The Age

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