A cartoonist’s impression of Trollope in 1872.
The Victorian author has a lot more to offer than you might think. Find out where to get started.
Don’t let those pensive eyes deceive you.
This annual day of mass salivation is more than a little depressing.
Bitto has remarked on the major impact of the Stella Prize and the conversations it has encouraged about women writers.
Emily Bitto has won the 2015 Stella Prize for her debut novel, The Strays. The prize is now in its third year and was established to redress the way in which women writers were typically overlooked for major literary prizes
Wherefore art thou Romeo?
Books and the ballot box have a long and winding history.
A fantasy about free markets in primitive society lies at the heart of Adam Smith’s wealth of nations – but did they ever exist?
The myth that our primitive forebears were capitalists at heart is fundamental to Adam Smith's arguments in The Wealth of Nations.
Guenevere in May, Malory’s Le Morte D'Arthur, abridged ed. Alfred W. Pollard, illustrations by Arthur Rackham, 1917.
Bangor University Library Rare Book Collection
We just can't have enough of all things Arthurian – the legend and its many possible permutations never cease to fascinate.
The State Library of Victoria has received the greatest single bequest of rare books in its history.
The State Library of Victoria has received the greatest single bequest of rare books in its history, coupled with an endowment for the collection's preservation. No wonder book scholars are smiling.
Buried with a bag of nuts.
Grass's true legacy is not the piously delivered moral messages that many associate with him – but his humour.
Salman Rushdie claims not to have realised his GoodReads ratings were public.
Negative reaction by other authors to Salman Rushdie’s book ratings demonstrates how sensitive writers can be. But why shouldn’t an author give however many stars they like to a book?
Books, bytes… and Babel?
Terry Pratchett and Jorge Luis Borges may have been the prophets of the future library.
The “MONA effect” has set Tasmania’s arts scene on fire – will Richard Flanagan’s Man Booker win do the same for its literature?
Richard Flanagan's 2014 Man Booker Prize has put Tasmanian writing in the spotlight – and the announcement of new state literary prizes has helped too. So what is distinctive about Tasmanian literature?
In order to connect with the audience, slam poems represent the quotidian, the everyday.
During Shakespeare’s time the art of poetry was in the performance. Not so different from modern-day slam poetry.
Evie Wyld, author of All The Birds, Singing, is one of the guests at this year’s Sydney Writers' Festival.
Evie Wyld will be a guest at this year's Sydney Writers' Festival. Here, she speaks with a passionate reader about the success of her award-winning book, All The Birds, Singing.
Martyn Goff (top left) was known in publishing as ‘Mr Booker’.
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The prize's Administrator developed the Booker into the global brand it is today using the occasional leak and stirring of controversies.
Terry making Jack and me honorary wizards of Unseen University.
Terry Pratchett, Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart wrote a series of four books on the science of Discworld.
The remains of Cervantes.
Madrid region handout/EPA
So what does the discovery of this great author's bones actually change?
The UK’s tenth most popular tourist attraction.
The Library of Birmingham was one of the UK's top ten tourist attractions in 2014. But this won't save it.
Would it ever be responsible to legitimise the story that someone “healed themselves” of cancer through diet?
Social media entrepreneur Belle Gibson is not the first to be accused of fabricating a personal recovery story for public consumption. So what responsibility do publishers have in such cases?
The six finalists of the Stella Prize, announced yesterday, include three authors who have been shortlisted based on their first major works of fiction. That's definitely something to celebrate.
Sir Terry Pratchett published over 70 novels.
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It was only appropriate that the news of Terry Pratchett's death at the age of 66 was announced not only by his publisher, but via his own Twitter account.