Australian authors have formed a new group, Writers for Climate Action. Joelle Gergis explains how art, along with science, can help bring about the changes needed.
In his latest collection, Revenants, an award-winning poet roams across personal, historical, geographical and cultural terrain.
In his latest novel, Steve Toltz cements his reputation as an exceptional comic writer.
A new collection of non-fiction by one of Australia’s greatest poets enriches our understanding of her legacy.
Evelyn Araluen’s award-winning book Dropbear is a sizzling collection of poetry and prose that is both deeply funny and deadly serious.
For the first time, only one novel has been shortlisted, amid works of poetry, essays and graphic fiction. They tackle big issues - racism, grief, sexual abuse - but are leavened by joy.
In Mothertongues, Ceridwen Dovey and Eliza Bell make use of an eclectic range of styles to capture the essence of a mother’s experience.
In her second novel, Yumna Kassab delves into the connections and unspoken traumas of regional communities.
David Brooks considers the early work of one of Australia’s most prolific poets.
Part historical novel, part speculative fiction, A History of Dreams examines the themes of inequality and authoritarianism from the perspective of a coven of witchy young women.
Rich with evocative detail, an author’s personal account of childlessness has no neat narrative arc, but is touched by grace and acceptance.
Funding for writing and publishing is not just low: it’s also declining. Ben Eltham looks at a grim federal budget for literature, in the context of ongoing neglect for written culture in Australia.
The Furies is a devastating book, but one that hints at the possibility of redemption and reckoning.
The sophomore effort of a writer whose debut novel was widely acclaimed is gorgeously realised, but more commercial in tone.
In an extract from his book, Australia in 50 Plays, Julian Meyrick reflects on an under-appreciated contribution to Australian theatre by the poet Douglas Stewart.
The intimate connections between life and art are explored in the deeply satisfying conclusion to a quartet of novels about one of the greatest poets of the 20th century.
The lives of queer Arab-Australian boys and men are vividly inhabited in award-winning poet Omar Sakr’s darkly comic debut novel, set in Western Sydney.
Government vetos of academic research reveal a worrying ignorance of the value of literature to Australia’s society, culture and economy.
Stuart Macintyre was the prime target of the conservatives in the history wars. Our greatest historian of politics and society since the late 19th century, he was assiduous, dedicated and prolific.
Author Hannah Kent’s new novel is a beautifully crafted look at the 19th century Old Lutherans who migrated from Prussia to the colony of South Australia.