In short: Non-fiction reviews of Anjelica Huston, Working Stiff, Furphies and Whizz-Bangs, Making Herstory
Steven Carroll 12:15am Reviews of non-fiction titles from Australia and overseas.
Cameron Woodhead 12:15am Short reviews of fiction titles from Australia and overseas.
Jonathan Green 12:15am Two new books examine the significant role the horse has played in Australian history.
Sue Turnbull 12:15am Val McDermid's latest novel deftly links a murder in Edinburgh with war crimes in the Balkans.
Jane Sullivan 12:15am Horror writers struggle to get their work published in Australia but a new anthology showcases two dozen creatives in the genre.
Frances Atkinson 12:15am There are masses of children's books available at this time of year. Here's a look at some of the best.
Peter Pierce 12:15am A novel about water rights in the rivers of Australia has many moments of hilarity and the odd one of horror.
Claire Scobie 12:15am In challenging the conventional paradigm that non-monogamy inevitably leads to tragedy.
Owen Richardson 12:15am According to Peter Conrad, the United States won the world mainly with sound and images.
David Astle 12:15am The Daleks threaten worlds; autocorrect threatens words.
JASON STEGER 12:15am The longest longlist; McFarlane's Voss; Carey's man wins the NBA; speaking out - le Guin and Dan Handler; the Sisters present; and a letter to Kerouac
Mark Dapin 12:00am Will oranges grow ears? Might surfboards play the piano? Can accountants save the planet? These are questions nobody has thought to ask – until Jane Gleeson-White, author of a highly regarded history of accountancy, tackled the latter query in her most recent book, Six Capitals.
Colin Steele 11:45pm If D. H. Lawrence's own wife hadn't had an affair, would Lady Chatterley's Lover exist?
MEREDITH CLISBY 11:45pm Whose Life Is It Anyway? contains powerful messages and useful advice for all young women embarking on their twenties.
Stephen Saunders 11:45pm Murder, massacre, deforestation, displacement - the plight of the Penan in Borneo has been a unjust battle since the 1960s.
Sasha Grishin 11:45pm Two profusely illustrated books have appeared, both offering an account of the past couple of centuries of Australian painting.
Alison Broinowski 11:45pm What does ASIO protect us from? Frank Moorhouse's Australia Under Surveillance leaves some questions unanswered.
KAREN HARDY 11:45pm Australian journalist Paul Malone will talk about his new book The Peaceful People at the Asia Bookroom.
Nigel Featherstone 11:45pm The author's work to illuminate history is formidable. Nigel Featherstone talks to him about turning truth on its head and his latest book.
Darryn King 11:45pm A new book unveils the true origins of the superhero with the beauty of Aphrodite, the wisdom of Athena, the strength of Hercules and the speed of Mercury.
11:45pm Bestselling titles at independent bookshops
Jennifer Maiden 11:45pm A poem by prize-winning poet Jennifer Maiden
11:45pm The best book launches and readings to attend.
NICOLE ELPHICK 11:45pm Tamar Chnorhokian's flair for the poetic helped her realise her passion for writing.
Jacqui Taffel 11:45pm Award-winning author Ursula Dubosarsky's story of a toy reindeer reflects our immigrant origins.
Sam Holden Melbourne author Anna Krien has become the second woman to land the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award in its 26-year history.
British crime writer P.D. James, creator of fictional detective Adam Dalgliesh, has died at the age of 94, her agent said on Thursday.
SUSAN WYNDHAM Cheers to the Nib winner; new award for Fiona McFarlane; elegy for ABC poetry; help for readers
Lucy Smith The line up of stars from popular movies and TV shows are always the most hyped guests at the Supanova Pop Culture Expo.
SARAH THOMAS Children's favourite Winnie the Pooh has been banned from decorating a children's playground for being 'half-dressed'.
LINDA MORRIS Women writers are outnumbered by their male counterparts on the new HSC English reading list.
Thuy On The story of sexual disease in World War 1 Australian troops is told in The Secrets of the Anzacs, reviewed in brief by Thuy On.
Ross Southernwood Athens is the setting for Rachel Cusk's impressive latest novel.
Fiona McIntosh was born in England, spent her childhood in West Africa and lives in Adelaide but prefers to write in the solitude of southern Tasmania. After a career in the travel industry, she writes full-time. Nightingale, her 28th novel for adults, is published by Michael Joseph.
Ross Southernwood WYCHWOOD: THE MAKING OF ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST MAGICAL GARDENS
Reviewer: Jeff Popple Jeff Popple searches out three of the latest and best crime fiction.
KAREN HARDY A book about a zoo has long been simmering in the fertile mind of Australia's high-octane action writer.
Stella Young I learned the truth at 17. That I was not wrong for the world I live in.
Alexandra Alter Michael Faber's new novel, which he says will be his last, was informed by the knowledge that his partner Eva was dying.
Glyn Davis As a history of humanity, Yuval Noah Harari's book is engaging, provocative and compelling.
Patricia Anderson David Walsh tells how he made millions and started his extraordinary MONA collection.
Kevin Rabalais Considered a great post-war American writer, James Salter is seeing his books republished.
DANIEL FLITTON Michael Mori tells his story of the struggle to get David Hicks released.
Fiona Capp Short reviews of non-fiction titles from Australia and overseas.
Kerryn Goldsworthy Short reviews of fiction from Australia and overseas.
Jane Sullivan Stand shoulder to shoulder with me, fellow middlebrows, because we're changing the literary world.
Andrew Riemer Nicholas Jose uses a Chinese visual technique as the foundation for his elliptical stories.
Lucy Sussex New accounts of the monarch's life by Roland Perry and A.N. Wilson both fail to satisfy.
David Astle Reducing messages to minimal forms is not a modern fad; a bed of drying clay is as urgent as a blinking cursor.
Ross Fitzgerald Peter FitzSimons delves deep into the Gallipoli campaign and the fateful steps that led ANZAC soldiers to devastation.