In his new book, acclaimed Australian author Tom Keneally tackles the Catholic Church and the abuse scandal engulfing it. Here, he writes exclusively for Fairfax Media on the man behind his main character.
That's so Melbourne.
An American author has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for the first time, with a biting satire about race relations in the USA.
Has the debate over the authorship of Shakespeare's plays - or, at least, some of them - finally been settled?
The bass guitarist with the indie band Art of Fighting, Peggy Frew, has found a new creative outlet as an acclaimed literary writer.
Hannah Kent's second novel is the top pick of buyers at independent bookshops around the country.
The most successful of Michaell Cahill's stories sublimate pointy-headed intertextuality into broader appeal.
Julia Pastrana married impresario Theodore Lent who had his wife mummified for exhibition after her death.
Michelle Paver's new book is a stark and gnawing tale of horrors lurking at the limits of human endurance and beyond.
Here's one group you don't usually hear associated with celebrity feuds: the people who hand out Nobel prizes.
Gareth Stedman Jones says his biography of Karl Marx and examination of the development of his ideas is an effort to put the political theorist back in his 19th-century surroundings.
It was an exchange in America that prompted Amanda Webster's deep reflection on her childhood and led to this book.
Roger Neill's authoritative study examines the life of Mathilde Marchesi, the woman who taught Dame Nellie Melba and other great divas during the golden age.
Royce Kurmelovs' eyes are on the ways in which losing a whole manufacturing sector can affect the country at street level.
Carmel Bird has a bedrock of loyal fans who appreciate what the Patrick White award judges called her "originality, wit and elegance".
The poetic trajectory of Lynn Hard, the American expatriate who has lived in Australian now for more than 30 thirty years, is a strange one.
Annabel Abbs' book is best read as an examination of slow descent into insanity.
With Vigil there can be no doubt that we are in the hands of a first-rank storyteller.
David Francis manages to juggle a career as a lawyer in Los Angeles with writing fiction.
Literary news and events in Canberra.
One thing you can be sure of with the Man Booker Prize - there are always surprises.
In his latest book, Jay McInerney once again sets personal dramas against the energies of New York City.
A History of Pictures is a set of conversations between David Hockney and Martin Gayford.
Queer: A Graphic History asks readers to consider how we can think beyond old persistent sexual binaries.