Will there ever be an electronic equivalent of Martin Luther King Jr.’s 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' or Émile Zola’s 'J’Accuse!'?
As we get older, our eyesight may dim and our recall may falter. But our linguistic abilities don't seem to erode.
This week's NAPLAN results show the writing skill of students is actually dropping as they progress from Year 3 through to Year 9.
Donald Glover, Shonda Rhimes, Phoebe Waller-Bridge: they are the 'showrunners' behind some of the biggest hits on the small screen. But what, exactly, is a showrunner?
Each novel in this list is profoundly empathetic, and deeply attuned to contemporary Australia.
In her fragmentary family memoir, Cynthia Banham interweaves narratives of war and migration with her own traumatic plane crash - ultimately reclaiming her identity in the process.
Stephanie Bishop's latest novel demonstrates a sophisticated approach to the relationship between time and narrative: novelists and aspiring writers would do well to look closely at her achievement.
Les Murray's signature style was a potent mix of ordinary language, specialist vocabulary, and eccentric syntax. His poetry made us see things anew.
Ellen N. La Motte's 'The Backwash of War' was praised for its clear-eyed portrayal of war, but was swiftly banned. Yet the similarities between her spare prose and Hemingway's are unmistakable.
An emerging genre of fiction in France is providing an unlikely brand of escapism.
Reading and writing may have evolved thanks to a natural ability of the brain's visual cortex to process geometrical shapes.
Margaret Atwood's classic novel imagined a society where women had almost no power. Hundreds of people gathered in Sydney yesterday to hear Atwood speak about dystopias – fictional and otherwise.
There needs to be more opportunity in school and at home for students to learn to write for enjoyment.
How books can help veterans overcome physical and mental trauma.
The author of First You Write a Sentence makes a strong case for the humble full stop.
Does Anne Moody's memoir represent how far we've come as a society. Or is it a stark reminder of how far we need to go?
Writing based on observation and empathy is one thing; but interviewing the people whose experiences you aim to depict - and showing them your work - is quite another.
With The Dying Trade, Peter Corris introduced Australia to one of its most successful crime heroes, Cliff Hardy.
The current debate about comparability would be more concerning if 2018 results showed radically different trends compared to previous years, but they don’t.
The socially and ethnically diverse working classes are not being heard. A recent project aims to change that.