Tim Winton's latest novel, The Shepherd's Hut, pushes the author's classic themes to the extreme.
In this vision of the future, everything that we currently do in the real world – going to school, going to work, socialising, leisure – is done in a vast virtual environment.
Michael Mohammed Ahmad's novel The Lebs is a realistic portrayal of teenage boys in Western Sydney.
Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy’s famous novel, may be unfilmable – not because of its gruesome violent tale of U.S. imperialism in the Southwest, but because its religious vision is terrifying.
Clinton Walker's Deadly Woman Blues was a missed opportunity and a lesson in how not to tell other people's stories.
Escape the romance trap with these heroines.
We're getting close to creating an android that feels.
Treatment for nervous exhaustion in the Victorian era could literally drive you mad.
We may think of _Harry Potter_ as escapist delight, but J.K. Rowling’s books also contain an extended theme that has more in common with _King Lear_ than most English professors might care to admit.
Ursula le Guin gave us an anarchist society on another world; we brought it back to Earth.
The limited and skewed portrayal of autism means it is often
misrepresented rather than represented in fiction.
On its 200th anniversary, why is it a surprise that Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein at such a young age – just because she's a woman?
Your favourite tome could hold the secret to your year ahead.
No better time than winter to curl up with a good book. Novelist and English professor Randy Boyagoda shares a personal selection of five books from the Can-Lit shelves.
Here are five great book recommendations for teens that promote critical thinking, authentic voices, diversity and good conversations.
Psychology researchers bring infants into the lab to learn more about how shared book reading influences brain and behavioral development.
The late QC Jeremy Hutchinson only got away with it because the prosecution weren't quicker on the uptake.
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.