by Meridith Mckinnon
Alan Marshall apparently had always wanted to be a writer. Reading his autobiographical novels he shows a man of great patience. Not just in his style of writing but in how he published. It intrigues me how in Australia’s short history the landscape of publishing has changed enormously, as it has globally. From the days of publishing Marshall’s perhaps most known novel, I can Jump Puddles, in 1955 we can sum up the now three main pathways to publishing.