Peter Kocan an MA, not an AM

It seems that a simple typing error gave writer Peter Kocan (see below) an Order of Australia (AM) rather than the Master of Arts (MA) he earned at the University of Newcastle. The Australia Council, responsible for the erroneous press release, has corrected the piece.

There’s still the mystery of why he titled his second book «The Cure» (1983) when there was already a book by recovering addict Kevin Mackey with the same title, published in 1970. See my review of Mackey’s book.