Most mentioned this week

The 50-year anniversary of architect Robin Boyd’s The Australian Ugliness (Text) has arrived, along with an anniversary edition to commemorate it, featuring a foreword by Christos Tsiolkas. Boyd was a fierce critic of Australian design and resented Australia’s imitation of all things American. The new edition received several media mentions this week. Ian McEwan’s Solar (Jonathan Cape) and Melina Marchetta’s The Piper’s Son (Viking) again continued to receive coverage. Other books mentioned this week include Anita Heiss’ Manhattan Dreaming (Bantam), Brenda Walker’s Reading by Moonlight: How Books Saved a Life (Hamish Hamilton), William Poundstone’s Priceless (Scribe) and Ron Rash’s Serena (Text)—Media Extra.