The richest awards for Australian literature honoured a varied group of titles.
Kathryn Heyman is getting an $80,000 fellowship to write her memoir about reinventing herself after the traumatic consequences of being sexual assaulted.
A long-running dispute has taken an odd turn, with the US-based band blocking fans of the original Australian line-up from its website.
How We Talk looks at the parts of our conversation that tend to be ignored but are surprisingly important.
The comedian, writer and long-distance swimmer has become a publishing phenomenon.
At the end of his tenure as Australian Children's Laureate, Hobbs has a message for educators and parents.
At the heart of Han Kang's new book is her older sister who lived for only two hours.
Literary news and events.
Alexis Wright, Miles Franklin-winning Indigenous author of Carpentaria, will be the second professor of Australian literature at the University of Melbourne.
There is an odd hysterical edge to Sebastian Hampson's second novel's obsession with the values and customs of New York.
A City of Port Phillip proposal to remove books from Middle Park Library and turn it into a collaborative digital working space has sparked opposition from residents.
The Library is a sprightly cabinet of bookish curiosities that also features fantasy libraries.
Jennifer Maiden's new collection of poems will satisfy the expectations of her loyal readers.
The Room may or may not be the worst movie ever made, but the cult film has had an unexpectedly productive afterlife for Greg Sestero and the film's creator Tommy Wiseau.
Alex Skovron is better known as a poet but this book of short stories is a small revelation.
Allison Pearson's sequel to her bestselling novel from 2002, How Hard Can It Be?, feels forced and tired.
It takes a gifted writer to frighten the reader in any truly visceral way and Andrew Michael Hurley's new novel is genuinely creepy.
Matthew Weiner had massive success with Mad Men. But no one expected him to turn to writing fiction.
Jesmyn Ward won the National Book Award for the second time with Sing, Unburied, Sing.
Narrative so rich in detail it's impossible to tell where fiction takes over from the facts of author's life.
For journalists such as Peter Greste, Hugh Riminton and Mike Willesee, putting your name to a memoir means becoming the news yourself.
After tragedy struck Susan Alberti channelled her energy and her grief into causes closest to her heart: medical research, her football team and women's football.
Celebrated 16th-century renaissance man Jerome Cardano unearthed "the mathematical pillars" on which quantum theory is based.
Renate Klein argues that surrogacy turns the pregnant woman into an "incubator" and the child into a "product".
William Trubridge plumbs the spiritual depths of freediving: the sensation of shedding the physical self and the ego.