The Performance is a brave book, questioning what makes us who we are, and what place theatre and art has in that question.
A new book, about the suburban women who poisoned their husbands in post-war Sydney, explores their cold-blooded modus operandi and the hot dinners they prepared.
Badtjala woman and visual artist Fiona Foley looks back at Australian history, and her own art making, in this powerful new book.
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.
For over 60 years, Daniel Thomas has shaped and extended our understanding of Australian art. Sometimes cheeky, always erudite, Thomas's writings are collected in a new book.
A new book by participants in the controversial 'Grievance Studies' hoax critiques the rise of an ideology they call Social Justice Theory. But the authors overstate their case.
A new book by journalist Louise Milligan exposes the brutality of many witnesses’ encounters with the criminal trial process.. It is informed, too, by her own experience of cross-examination.
A new book contains much wisdom on the question of ageing and the search for meaning.
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.
A biography about suffragist Vida Goldstein seeks to reveal her strength and endurance. Sadly, it also reveals how little progress women who seek political power on their terms have made.
Paul Kelly's former manager draws on hundreds of interviews for his biography of the singer.
Kokomo by Victoria Hannan has been touted as a 'millennial novel' – but its search for love and connection are timeless.
The winner of the 2020 Miles Franklin award is a powerful and deeply moving book, unstinting in its depiction of sociopolitical disasters.
The real Hillary Rodham Clinton said yes the third time Bill proposed – in Curtis Sittenfeld's novel, she says no.
The newest novel from the author of The Secret River is an imagined diary, detailing the 'true' story of Elizabeth Macarthur.
Viewing China as an 'enemy' to the West is counterproductive. We need to embrace a new approach that simultaneously 'engages and constrains' China instead.
This year's six shortlisted novels shimmer with relevance.
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.
Famous expats Charmian Clift and George Johnson, Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen provide inspiration for this heady romance. But the shifts between reality and fiction are distracting at times.
A new book, which weaves fiction into the origin story of the Oxford English Dictionary, was declared a hit even before its release. Readers will judge whether it lives up to the hype.