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_.
The cover of “Yo Soy Muslim,” one of the new books for young readers out this August. From the imprint, Salaam Reads.
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Book publishing is starting to take note of calls for inclusivity and diversity. A new imprint, Salaam Reads, may finally help educators round out their inadequate classroom reading lists.
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How has Malcolm Lowry's novel stood the test of time?
The Library of Congress is in Washington, D.C.
Catalog data are a library's most important map to knowledge. What does it mean that
the Library of Congress just released 25 million records to the public?
Young adult literature is starting to explore death in depth.
Death used to happen off the page in kids' books, but not anymore. They kill each other in The Hunger Games, and 13 Reasons Why graphically describes the impact of teen suicide.
A recent flurry of tweets about cultural appropriation from members of the Canadian media elite show their ignorance the publishing industry remains overwhelming white
Nearly three-quarters of Australians go to live art events, such as Dark Mofo in Hobart.
New survey from the Australia Council shows pretty much all Australians engage with the arts, and 8-in-10 do so online. However more people are ambivalent about public arts funding, and more people think the arts are too expensive.
The boy who lived lives on.
Harry Potter has taught us so much about life, love, and learning.
British readers are missing out on a wealth of literature written by non-English women writers.
Platform 9 and ¾, the portal to Harry Potter’s magical world, at Kings Cross in London.
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the first in the phenomenally successful series, turns 20 this month. Despite criticism of their status as 'literature', the books remain a magical experience for children.
Front cover of Tjarrany Roughtail - the book features a collection of Dreaming stories.
These books introduce children to Indigenous culture and experiences through colourful pictures and powerful storytelling.
Writer Solita Solano and Djuna Barnes in Paris, 1920s.
Unlike earlier lesbian and gay movements whose politics depended on visible identities, queer theory grew out of a critique of this – and perhaps that's where Djuna Barnes sits.
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Simon John James and Richard Bower chat about differing conceptions of what it is to travel through time.
Do the rules of success apply equally to all women?
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'Women Who Work' attempts to present itself as an apolitical work. But no narratives ever are – and it's especially the case for those that anxiously seek to appear that way.
Families benefit when fathers and mothers get paid parental leave.
The nation needs a more comprehensive approach to family leave and relief for parents with child care expenses. But the proposals the Trump team rolled out initially fell short.
Tech billionaire Sean Parker and his wife Alexandra Lenas Parker are among today’s youngest and most ambitious donors.
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In 'The Givers,' author David Callahan warns that today's mega-rich philanthropists wield too much political clout. He may be exaggerating their power and lowballing the public's own strength.
James Patterson – one of the world's bestselling authors – may not principally be a writer.