Category Archives: Pulp fiction

Beat Girls, Love Tribes, Real Cool Cats draft cover & pre-order information

I’m incredibly proud to be able to show you the draft cover to the upcoming book I’ve co-edited with Iain McIntyre, Beat Girls, Love Tribes & Real Cool Cats: Pulp Fiction & Youth Culture from the 1950s to 1980s. Iain … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: Pulp Confidential: Quick & dirty publishing from the 40s & 50s

When I first started researching the history of Australian pulp paperback publishing I thought libraries would be crammed with old papers from the various publishers who churned the books out in the fifties, sixties and seventies. I have since realised … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: The World of Suzie Wong

The World of Suzi Wong is perhaps best known as a 1960 movie starring William Holden and Nancy Kwan. But before – and after – it was a movie, it was a book by English writer, Richard Mason. The story concerns … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: Number 96 paperback tie-ins

Like the television show they were based on, today’s Pulp Friday offering, Number 96 paperback tie-ins, contain nudity, sex, free love, devil worship, infidelity and murder. The Australian TV soap opera Number 96 depicted the lives of the residents of a fictitious block of … Continue reading

The mysterious life of David Goodis

Literary obscurity is a curious beast. Why do some writers get discovered and stay famous, while others, perhaps just as good, possibly even better, remain undiscovered or burn brightly for a brief period only to become completely unknown? Is it … Continue reading