A new survey of Australian authors finds that while author incomes have (very slightly) grown, they remain perilously low – which makes it hard to find time to write.
The Passenger, Cormac McCarthy’s first novel since The Road in 2006, shows him at the peak of his powers even as he nears his ninetieth year.
Books are one of the oldest forms of communication ‘technology,’ a scholar writes, and understanding how they’ve evolved over time provides insights into their role in society.
Not everyone succeeds straight away and how you deal with failure can really make or break your career.
Bourdain’s brother, Christopher, has called for the publisher, Simon & Schuster, to halt publication until the book’s ‘many errors were corrected.’
Since the earliest days of the written word, students and scholars have pleaded for help from higher powers, a sure sign that writing and frustration always have – and always will – go hand in hand.
The French writer has won the Nobel for literature for her ascetic approach to writing and fearlessness in covering the personal and taboo.
The contribution of the book industry to the national economy is substantial, but its importance goes beyond its monetary value.
We need to value the recognition of great Canadian comic writing and ensure it’s judged equitably.
As material objects, diaries give scholars an intimate look into their subjects’ lives, including handwriting and mementos. What if diaries in the future are nothing but insubstantial digital ghosts?
Artificial intelligence can generate text much quicker and cheaper than professional human writers. Soon, AI will have the capacity to produce text that is indistinguishable from a human writer.
Research has shown for more than a century that students fall behind during the summer break. An expert offers six tips on ways to help children keep up their academic skills during the summer.
In an interview, scholar Alyssa Collins explains how her time spent plumbing the sci fi writer’s papers left her stunned by the breadth of her interests and the depth of her scientific knowledge.
A whole-school approach to literacy is far more effective for students, but few Australian schools have practical plans for building literacy across all subject areas.
Members of the key 18-to-34 demographic finds the format stale, the hosts unrelatable and the topics patronizing.
Giving incel ideology too much time and energy ends up perpetuating it, instead of stopping it.
In her new essay collection, Elena Ferrante tells the compelling story of her reading and writing life, and the battle between form and wildness.
Poetry might seem like an odd way to communicate science research but the literary form can help engage a wide group of people
From editors looking to ‘expose the false art of life’ to others taking up the cause of the marginalised, writers went anonymous to share their uncomfortable truths.
Poetry can unite people when all seems lost. The Conversation US has pulled together four articles from its archives that speak on the power of poetry.