When September melancholy hits Simmone Howell, she escapes the cold Melbourne spring to Gavin Lambert’s Los Angeles – and his ‘tough, kooky’ adolescent fantasy figure, Daisy Clover.
A hip-hop artist and scholar says that while rap stresses the oral tradition, the music is also rife with references to a rich range of literature that spans the globe.
The contribution of the book industry to the national economy is substantial, but its importance goes beyond its monetary value.
An English professor takes a critical look at why today’s students are assigned the same books that were assigned decades ago – and why American school curricula are so difficult to change.
How do you get a reader in 1930s China to understand what a mince pie is?
What can Tolkien’s lesser-known stories tell us about the world he created?
Heat 2, the literary sequel to Michael Mann’s classic cops-and-robbers film, is weird. Would it stand alone as a novel? Possibly not. But reading it is an incredibly pleasurable experience.
‘Everything is random,’ the Penguin Random House CEO recently told a US court, about how the publishing business works. It all seemed to be a gamble. But is that how it works in Australia?
The former prime minister’s latest book calls on his party to be both liberal and conservative in order to survive.
To his credit, former South African president Thabo Mbeki set up anti-corruption institutions that survived his own efforts to erode them.
These books and poems give the women of the Odyssey a say and other new perspectives on the classic tale.
Wits University Press is one of only 15 active university publishers in Africa – crucial for scholarship about the continent.
Rushdie’s books have inspired generations of readers and writers – and a recent attempt to kill him.
Talk of the attack risks devolving into overly simplistic free speech debates.
Much of his work was imbued with a sense of the end, so it is fitting to look back at three of his best works to mark the illustrator’s passing
We need to value the recognition of great Canadian comic writing and ensure it’s judged equitably.
A city of contrasts, these books represent the heart and the violence of this Italian city.
Sensitivity readers are increasingly employed before a book is published, if the author is writing about cultures outside their lived experience. But what exactly do sensitivity readers do?
In his 1972 novel The Stepford Wives, Ira Levin powerfully dramatised women’s suburban alienation and men’s resistance to feminist change. Michelle Arrow traces its enduring influence.
Open one of these to enjoy the romance of azure seas, cliff-clinging villages and herbal-scented gardens in this spectacular part of Italy’s coastline.