TV Killed the Literary Star
Inspired by a talk at the Melbourne Writer’s Festival by New Yorker TV critic Emily Nussbaum titled ‘How TV Got Great’, I wrote
a cover story for Catalogue magazine about how TV is replacing the novel as the most important cultural art form of our time.
Traditionally TV has been seen as the lesser art form, used a way to ‘switch off’ or ‘wind down’ rather than as a vehicle for critical thought. But as technology and artistry develops, TV is taking on more relevance
and significance in our lives.
As cultural criticism and media analysis are subjects that are very close to my heart, I found this highly researched and analytical feature very enjoyable to write. I look forward to writing more essays like this in the future.