If you were in charge of the new parliamentary book club, what Australian book would you want your representative to read? Our experts weigh in.
Memorising poetry is a kind of long-term investment. To take a poem with us so we can truly know it, we must know it by heart.
In some ways, perhaps Morrison is even more relevant in South African universities today than she's ever been.
In her creative and critical work, Toni Morrison sought to remap the contours of American literature and culture.
While clear-eyed about the country's injustices, Melville never succumbed to cynicism. On the author's bicentennial, American readers could use a dose of his ability to fuse realism with idealism.
Irene Clarke, Claire Pratt, Anna Porter and Bella Pomer were among the women who changed the face of Canadian publishing. Their achievements deserve our attention.
Reading fiction can increase your empathy and reading fiction translated from another language can improve your cross-cultural understanding. Why not let a book transport you?
Women have been there in their imaginations.
How important is the identity of an author? Can a novelist ever really 'become' someone else?
Since 2011, Button Poetry has offered a large number of powerful poetic performances that reveal the plurality of individual stories in the United States.
The influence of digital technology is most significant in how we experience culture and identity. Think about the use of streaming media.
As the daughter in a Jewish family fleeing the Nazis, Judith Kerr's childhood was change, upheaval and deprivation. But this 'clever refugee girl' made her mark, creating stories of ideal childhood.
Binyavanga Wainana was a brilliant writer and sharp thinker, creative and unruly.
Potions, spells and alchemy are intriguing to children and adults alike. A professor of literature explains what's behind this fascination and reveals where to experience the magic of transformation.
The fire that devastated the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral on April 15 is a historic event that reminds us of the symbolic power of national monuments.
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.
The Literary Method of Urban Design aims to predict urban futures and to design cities and prepare citizens in line with these predictions.
Here’s to the good/bad women leading the world of fiction.
An emerging genre of fiction in France is providing an unlikely brand of escapism.
Here is a small list of pivotal texts by African American women from the past century.