The novel struck me as that most tedious of literary endeavours: a writer writing a book about a writer writing a book.
- by Michael Ruffles
Meg Bignell celebrates the benefits to be had from singing in a choir.
- by Jessie Tu
What prompts thriller authors to start their books? BAD Sydney’s online festival asked five about their latest books.
- by Jane Sullivan
Of Marsupials and Men and 52 Ways to Walk lead our wrap of new book reviews.
- by Lucy Sussex and Steven Carroll
The Russian Revolution unleashed a period of civil war distinguished by its ferocity and terror.
- by Ian Cummins
The Australian writer quit the country after concerted attacks on her views. Now she reflects on that and other matters in Talking About a Revolution.
- by Declan Fry
More than 20 years after she died, Sandra Willson’s memoir of her long imprisonment has been published.
- by Jenna Price
The Indian-born author has worked to change laws in this country. But she is aware that others are working against her.
- by Bianca Hall
In a plot twist no one saw coming, award-winning author Delia Owens is currently wanted for questioning over a 1995 murder case.
- by Thomas Mitchell
The Miles Franklin is the most significant literary award in Australia. So, what’s it like to be shortlisted, to publish a winner, or even win it?
- by Jason Steger