Kate Mulvany's adaptation of Ruth Park's Playing Beatie Bow thrums with heart, humour and a sense of creative legacy.
The Performance is a brave book, questioning what makes us who we are, and what place theatre and art has in that question.
These two prize-winning books speak volumes about how we face trying times, might recognise the beauty in brokenness and maybe find ways to repair the wounds of the past.
Miles Franklin's masterpiece features an untamed, unapologetic heroine, positing a choice between career and love rather than women 'having it all'.
Many important Australian books have found themselves out-of-print and hard-to-find. The Untapped project aims to change that, bringing classics to a library near you.
Literature funding has been cut brutally in recent years and writers' incomes are disastrously low. Yet books shape our national identity, forming an often invisible bedrock for the wider economy.
A new book contains much wisdom on the question of ageing and the search for meaning.
First published in October 1970, The Female Eunuch has never been out of print.
Set in the smoky shadow of Australia's 2019 and 2020 bushfire season, Flanagan explores the loss of our world through the shattering of a family.
Kokomo by Victoria Hannan has been touted as a 'millennial novel' – but its search for love and connection are timeless.
Sci-fi, fantasy and rom-coms: books with LGBTQIA+ characters are as diverse as their readers.
The winner of the 2020 Miles Franklin award is a powerful and deeply moving book, unstinting in its depiction of sociopolitical disasters.
The newest novel from the author of The Secret River is an imagined diary, detailing the 'true' story of Elizabeth Macarthur.
This year's six shortlisted novels shimmer with relevance.
Kylie Tennant's hut is fondly remembered by locals, tourists and aspiring writers who have visited since the 1980s.
Felicity Volk's novel Desire Lines traces two families across the 20th century, from the Arctic Circle and to the Blue Mountains of New South Wales.
Australia's literary journals are produced within a fragile ecosystem – becoming more vulnerable every year.
From humble beginnings, poet Bruce Dawe became a genial voice, capturing everyday humanity with wry focus. For many Australians, he provided a first taste of verse.
Award-winning playwright Stephen House turned to poetry to capture glimpses of life. He writes verse until his composition 'feels right'.
Australia has a long history of gothic storytelling in literature and cinema. A new podcast series shows how ordinary life can have an edge of malice.