Amanda Lohrey’s novel about a woman who isolates herself yet finds connection has won the 2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award.
There is something beautiful about African languages carrying science, fictionalised of course, into imagined futures.
It’s no coincidence that more books about trees are popping up. There is an air of desperation in new books by Peter Wohllben, Janine Burke and others.
Publishing houses face strain, and in some cases, closure, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Authors are looking for alternative ways to get their work to readers.
Amid the trauma and boredom of war, soldiers turned to reading — often magazines they wrote themselves.
Brittany Higgins’ forthcoming memoir will allow her to tell her story in her own words. She’ll join a group of strong women who’ve done just that.
Media coverage of the recent Dr. Seuss controversy are rooted in both a lack of awareness of the challenges and realities of maintaining collections and a false understanding of history.
Millions of people are reading young adult fantasy novels like Twilight or A Court of Thorns and Roses. But the way sexual consent is depicted in these can be confusing or even harmful.
Created in response to Sherlock Holmes, detective Martin Hewitt is less operatic and more pragmatic.
Anguished cries of ‘cancel culture’ rang out with news that six Dr Seuss books would be shelved. But canceling Dr Seuss is not possible, nor is it the best way to build diversity and understanding.
At the turn of the 20th century, with few children’s books featuring Black characters, one young editor implored his peers to ‘Let us make the world know that we are living.’
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.
Trixie Belden wasn’t as pretty as her best friend, or a cool as Nancy Drew. But she had a ‘mental computer’ for solving mysteries and a non-judgmental moral core.
Will the newest batch of books about the climate crisis change minds? Reading about the problem can help us understand it, but it’s political action that is needed now.
Only three non-English UK-based authors have ever won the Booker prize. And all three of them were published by London presses.
The Booker Prize has always struggled with inclusivity.
Limited promotion and marketing budgets reinforce false ideas about how well diverse books and writers will sell. This leads to a negative cycle for black, Asian and minority ethnic writers.
The desire of scholars and universities in Africa to fit into a model imposed from elsewhere may hinder development in Africa.
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.
The feedback from regular readers was better than the feedback from professional economists.