Published 2 December 20092 December 2009 · Main Posts tooting of horns… Karen Pickering Readings have announced their Books of the Year and, in their collective wisdom, they’ve selected Killing: Misadventures in Violence as one the best non-fiction titles of 2009. WELL I NEVER DID ETC. That’s right, as well as editing Overland, Jeff somehow finds the time to dash off award-winning books, get nominated for the Melbourne Prize for Literature, write for Crikey, the Age and New Matilda, co-present a radio show [Aural Text with alicia sometimes Wed 12-2 RRR 102.7FM], and generally gad about town speaking in public about all manner of political and literary affairs. So, if you needed another reason to subscribe, maybe that’s it. The guy at the helm knows his shiznit. Karen Pickering More by Karen Pickering Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 25 May 202326 May 2023 · Television The ‘Chinese question’ and colonial capitalism in New Gold Mountain Christy Tan SBS’s New Gold Mountain sets out to recover the history of the Gold Rush from the marginalised perspective of Chinese settlers but instead reinforces the erasure of Indigenous sovereignty. Although celebrated for its multilingual script and diverse representation, the mini-TV series ignores how the settlement of Chinese migrants and their recruitment into colonial capitalism consolidates the ongoing displacement of First Nations peoples. First published in Overland Issue 228 15 February 202322 February 2023 · Main Posts Self-translation and bilingual writing as a transnational writer in the age of machine translation Ouyang Yu To cut a long story short, it all boils down to the need to go as far away from oneself as possible before one realizes another need to come back to reclaim what has been lost in the process while tying the knot of the opposite ends and merging them into a new transformation.