Step this way …
The late QC Jeremy Hutchinson only got away with it because the prosecution weren't quicker on the uptake.
“That strange desire to spend money we don’t have to buy things we don’t need.”
A new book about what we consume and what it is doing to us raises lots of good points, but lacks a little on the ‘what is to be done’ question.
A simple signature can lead to an incredible story.
The Booker Prize jury has done us a favour by drawing attention to this book.
George Saunders has become the second American to win the Man Booker.
Brick Lane: popularised in a novel by British writer, Monica Ali.
Why do so many books by non-white authors find themselves in 'global literature'?
Humans and computers are collaborating to create a new genre of 'synthetic literature'. But how does it work and can a computer ever really be creative?
The shortlist is out, but who wins? You decide.
Recommended books offer a path to success for everyone, writes Michael Armstrong.
Practical reads to propel you to professional success.
New technologies are taking books and libraries to places that are, as yet, unimaginable.
The history of the library is replete with mechanical marvels. More than collections of books, libraries are social, cultural and technological institutions that house the very idea of a society.
School children read books at Palipis beach in Mandar, West Sulawesi.
The books were brought by library boat.
Pattingalloang, which was part of a network of moving libraries called Pustaka Bergerak.
Indonesian politicians and public figures say Indonesians have a low interest in reading. But people in disadvantaged areas defy this perception; they always welcome new books with joy.
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The mass generation of customised content may have very real social implications.
Terry Pratchett opted to have his crushed by a steamroller.
A banana on the salt lake plain at Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, hints at themes of genetics, food and human journeys in three books recommended by fly scientist Thomas Merritt.
A fly scientist ponders the genetics of bananas and dwarves, women and love in reviews of his favourite fiction and non-fiction books.
Why are parents increasingly inserting their child's name into stories?
The future and the past, money, technology and politics documented and imagined in fact and fiction, in an economist's recommended reading.
Posters of various newspapers paying tribute after the death of former South African President Nelson in 2013.
Some have suggested that the publisher and author of 'Mandela's Last Years' were simply attempting to cash in on the Mandela legacy. This is not a basis for the withdrawal of a book.
Saturday is Love Your Bookshop Day –
but bookshops face many challenges.
Despite dire predictions, bookstores are doing well: they are curators of taste and community hubs. But their challenges are many – from the arrival of Amazon Down Under to a 'post-truth' climate that devalues knowledge.
Former Globe and Mail newspaper reporter turned novelist Omar El Akkad contemplates his debut book
American War in his publisher’s Toronto office in this 2017 file photo.
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Astronomer Bryan Gaensler picks five speculative and science fiction novels worth reading, including Omar El Akkad's _American War_.
Cover art from “Annie Muktuk and Other Stories,” Norma Dunning’s first book filled with sixteen Inuit stories which portray the unvarnished realities of northern life via strong and gritty characters.
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Inuit poet, scholar and writer Norma Dunning shares her experiences of trying to get published in Canada.