Canada’s extension of copyright to 70 years after an author’s death puts corporate profits ahead of the public interest.
Canada’s extension of copyright might be good for corporations that hold copyrights, but it’s bad news for creators and the public.
Photo by Mikhail Nilov/Pexels
It’s counterproductive to push your child to read a whole chapter book independently if they are not ready. You might turn them off https://images.theconversation.com/files/496609/original/file-20221121-15-u8qumb.jpg?ixlib=rb-1.1.0&q=45&auto=format&w=668reading altogether. Here’s what to do instead.
Making a book takes lots of brainstorming and writing, but there are many steps to printing it, too.
sykono/iStock via Getty Images Plus
It takes a lot of steps – and help from other people – to make a physical book you can hold in your hands.
Classic books like Jane Eyre took on new meanings while the lengths of others made us aware of our mortality.
From ghostly love stories to political satires and southern gothic thrillers, these are the best fiction books according to our academics.
The film’s Lady Chatterley and her Mellors have an easier path to love than their literary counterparts.
D.H. Lawrence’s book is a seething commentary on class, exposing his fears for Britain’s future. But the film is a romantic period drama.
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.
Ayanna Lloyd Banwo c Penguin Books USE.
Ayanna Lloyd Banwo’s debut novel, When We Were Birds, is a lyrical love story with its roots firmly in the narrative tradition of anglophone Caribbean writing.
NoViolet Bulawayo, author of Glory.
Glory is a story about Zimbabwe’s violent past told through animals.
Our tales of the natural world are disappearing and we shouldn’t let them.
Following the life of young Joseph Coppock, Treacle Walker is about making sense of the world around us.
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 have shaped societies throughout the ages.
normallens via Getty Images
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.
Thomas Hardy found horror in the Dorset of his childhood.
Black vampires have existed for 200 years in literature.
a drawing of the Italian poet and court writer Christine de Pizan writing.
Tiny drawings, such as knights riding snails, and random lines and squiggles were common in medieval books.
Four years after its release, My Year of Rest and Relaxation has become a publishing and cultural phenomenon – with TikTok trends and film rights bought by Margot Robbie. But is it exploitative?
Inside Daisy Clover, Warner Bros (1965).
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.
Kanye West provoked criticism recently when he compared reading to eating Brussels sprouts.
Gotham via Getty Images
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.