Australia's literary journals are produced within a fragile ecosystem – becoming more vulnerable every year.
From cholera outbreaks to public health actions, war metaphors have long been used to describe diseases, to show what we fear and to explain our world to ourselves.
Then – as now – the wealthy fled to the countryside, while the urban poor were forced to work on the front lines.
Through careful framing and dialogue, Autumn de Wilde's movie portrays Emma as the embodiment of perfection, rather than less-than-faultless heroine of Austen's book.
'Walden,' published in 1854, is a manual for solitude with a purpose.
Readers often turn to romance fiction in times of uncertainty. Here are five reads for the newbie romance reader, for when you need a story where everything turns out okay in the end.
Sometimes you can understand more of the world from the comfort of your own home
A children's novelist chooses her favourite books to keep young people happy and absorbed while stuck at home.
Pandemic fiction is more popular than ever – but what these books and movies offer us isn't as straightforward as you might think.
Western literature began with a plague and ever since, writers have been using pandemics to comment on society.
With hundreds of book covers displaying previously taboo swear words, are publishers losing the ability to shock readers?
Literature of the past can help us to make the cultural shift that's necessary to address climate change.
Publishers funnel massive amounts of resources into promoting titles that they think will become bestsellers. But they've become spellbound by 'stories of struggle' that can succumb to stereotypes.
The Tambora-Frankenstein myth silences Shelley's critique of science.
The group seemed to be doing all of the right things to diversify its ranks. It wasn't enough.
Is a 19th-century French author’s cosmic joke turning into a real-life global nightmare?
Boris Johnson's adviser is asking job applicants to give him their all. And in return? He'll fire them on the spot if they don't fit in.
A list of 5 great reads for young critical thinkers and the adults in their lives — in time for holiday gift-giving.
These seven cli-fi novels will get you fired up for action.
Reading books from people with diverse backgrounds is good for kids.