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A century after Kerouac’s birth, will it take me another 100 years to finish On The Road?

A century after Kerouac’s birth, will it take me another 100 years to finish On The Road?

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

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Singing with gusto from a gently irate feminist song sheet

Singing with gusto from a gently irate feminist song sheet

Meg Bignell celebrates the benefits to be had from singing in a choir.

  • by Jessie Tu
‘Wine helps’: Top crime writers share their secrets for a bestseller

‘Wine helps’: Top crime writers share their secrets for a bestseller

What prompts thriller authors to start their books? BAD Sydney’s online festival asked five about their latest books.

  • by Jane Sullivan
What to read: ‘Bizarre’ animal tours and why you should walk in winter

What to read: ‘Bizarre’ animal tours and why you should walk in winter

Of Marsupials and Men and 52 Ways to Walk lead our wrap of new book reviews.

  • by Lucy Sussex and Steven Carroll
Reds versus whites brings four years of horror to Russia

Reds versus whites brings four years of horror to Russia

The Russian Revolution unleashed a period of civil war distinguished by its ferocity and terror.

  • by Ian Cummins
Yassmin Abdel-Magied reckons with her psychic wounds in new essays

Yassmin Abdel-Magied reckons with her psychic wounds in new essays

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
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Yearning from afar for a broken country

Yearning from afar for a broken country

Zaheda Ghani’s novel is about the emotional pull a homeland holds over refugees.

  • by Vanessa Francesca
From prison to Prisoner: the heartbreaking life of a girl sent mad

From prison to Prisoner: the heartbreaking life of a girl sent mad

More than 20 years after she died, Sandra Willson’s memoir of her long imprisonment has been published.

  • by Jenna Price
‘I felt such shame’: Manjula Datta O’Connor on the fight for daughters

‘I felt such shame’: Manjula Datta O’Connor on the fight for daughters

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
Author of Where the Crawdads Sing wanted for questioning over murder in Zambia

Author of Where the Crawdads Sing wanted for questioning over murder in Zambia

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
‘Everyone recognises it’: The life-changing impact of a Miles Franklin nod

‘Everyone recognises it’: The life-changing impact of a Miles Franklin nod

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