Online reading communities have been around for a while but none of them have captured the attention of readers, publishers and retailers quite like BookTok.
Perception and reality collide when a mother and daughter are compelled to live in the shadow of a monstrous artist.
Multinational corporations can dictate how resources are allocated, territories are governed, and justice is defined.
Martin Puchner’s engaging new history argues that every culture has its backstory of influences
Leigh Sales’ new book shares the insights of more than 30 prominent and experienced Australian journalists, including Laurie Oakes, Samantha Maiden and Trent Dalton, about their craft.
An irresistible history of the OED reveals that English is a global language in its sources, its reach and its ownership.
Laura Elizabeth Woollett’s fourth novel cracks open the toxic power dynamics between a privileged huddle of ‘Blondes’ and the culturally diverse girls they seek to marginalise.
A new book designed to interest potential and beginning readers also offers plenty of new ideas to interest well-versed Murnanians.
Donald Horne’s genius was his ability to capture on the page a personal intellectual journey that reflected one the nation was also taking.
No matter how much we believe our knowledge and our technological capabilities have evolved, pandemics prove we are still at the mercy of the natural world.
The early Nelson comes across as a man consumed by insecurity and ambition, plagued by inner strife and anger.
Some fairy tales tell the brutal truth, others offer the hope of a happy ending. Immaculate raises the possibility of both.
Philosopher Markus Gabriel argues that a new enlightenment based on moral facts is necessary to overcome the darkness of our times.
The machinations of a young and ambitious media mogul are laid bare in a detailed new biography.
Crook Manifesto confounds expectations only insofar as it is unprecedented for Colson Whitehead to repeat himself.
If you’re writing about something essentially trivial, your work has to be of an exceptional standard. But Michael J. Seidlinger’s Scream relies too much on his own low-stakes victimhood.
Countless memoirs have been published by US and British veterans in the 20 years since the Iraq War began in March 2003. Iraqi journalist Ghaith Abdul-Ahad offers a fresh perspective.
Family memoir and reimagined history dovetail beautifully in Kate Grenville’s latest novel.
Jessica Zhan Mei Yu’s witty, ‘effervescent’ debut novel follows a Sylvia-Plath-loving young Malaysian-Australian writer’s journey to ‘the heart of empire’ in the UK.
Nadia Comăneci was the most famous gymnast in the world when she defected from Romania in 1989. A new book includes 25,000 pages worth of secret police surveillance material.