Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic book, first published in 1941, is a story of isolation, and seeing things anew.
Contrived plots, two-dimensional characters, ridiculous resolutions: the master of comic novels takes these elements and spins them into gold, bringing consolation during these grim times.
Published anonymously in 1811, the first of Jane Austen's novels throws light on life under COVID-19. It is the perfect lockdown read.
Books, movies and records that seem to challenge racism also subtly advance the idea that progress shouldn't happen too quickly.
Books are both solace and provocation during a pandemic. This novel set during Hurricane Sandy is a poignant, often hilarious, reckoning with catastrophe and mortality.
Great stories move and they challenge. They draw attention to diverse social and cultural issues and to the transformative potential of empathy. But they can be difficult too.
Seventy-five years ago, the first atomic bomb exploded and a new world dawned.
The magazine grew to be the largest circulation publication for black readers in South Africa, and expanded to include East and West African editions.
Brutus’s life was closely interlinked with the rise of apartheid and offered a way to look at resistance to this system.
Moral prudishness pushed Thomas Hardy and George Eliot to develop more creative and thoughtful writing practices.
Eco-fiction to help you rethink your role in the climate crisis.
Exclusive: the recent discovery of probably the oldest known surviving photograph of a Māori sheds light on the remarkable subject of Taika Waititi's new film project.
The Leopard (Il Gattopardo) has been regarded as a classic of European literature since soon after its publication in 1958. It recounts the decline and fall of Sicily’s aristocracy.
While the man the world knows as 'Papa' balanced the demands of parenting with his work, his letters and fiction offer a window into the depth of his paternal feeling.
Human existence is now permeated by computer language. Digital artists combine human and computer codes to create digital poetry.
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.
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.