In BOOKSHOPS NOW:
TINKERING: AUSTRALIANS REINVENT
DIY CULTURE (Monash Publishing)
"A brilliant book."
— ABC Perth
"A great book, a really interesting book."
— ABC Melbourne
"Wilson is the perfect guide: insightful, witty and engaging. She has a gift for gently unpacking the minds of her fascinating and diverse subjects."
— Frances Atkinson, Sydney Morning Herald
"Like the backyard inventers whose stories she chronicles, Wilson exudes intelligence, curiosity and skills acquired from a range of disciplines. Smart, relevant and witty, Tinkering introduces us to eccentrics, autodidacts and visionaries, and then reveals how their passions illuminate the contemporary world. Part page-turning narrative, part provocative argument, this is cultural criticism at its best."
— Jeff Sparrow, Guardian columnist, broadcaster & author.
"An incredibly important book... a wonderful book."
— Richard Denniss, broadcaster & author
"...her writing is upbeat and delightful... Beyond the physical, tinkering has serious moral, economic and political lessons."
— Alex Tighe, Australian Book Review
"A length of wire, in my farm-boy childhood, could fix just about anything. This book has similar miraculous powers... Full of fascinating insights and fascinating people."
— Mark Davis, critic & author
"A fantastic book."
— Bushy, 3RRR Melbourne
"A really intriguing book."
— Frank Forster, Castlemaine FM
"With great flair and originality, Wilson combines an incisive critique... with a loving homage. A great book. I loved it."
— Anne Manne, journalist & author
"Wilson deftly peels back layer upon layer of meaning in this fascinating book. Humorous as well as thoughtful, her argument is elegantly borne out."
— Sarah Burnside, Overland magazine
"An erudite and witty new book... Wilson mounts a compelling argument that tinkering is a growing cultural movement, and its moment is now."
— Sanctuary magazine
"Truly a pleasure to read. A thoughtful and erudite way to set the scene for the discussion to come."
— Prof Susan Luckman, University of South Australia.
"A rich world emerges in this well-crafted and well-researched book. An original study of maker culture. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it."
— Prof Kirsty Robertson, Art & Museum Studies, Western University, Canada.