"He would love this book. Its a real pity he had to die to get it," says Anne Brooksbank, Ellis' wife.
Hannah Kent had one of the most talked about debut novels in Australia. Now she's back with her second novel - The Good People - and is heading to Canberra to discuss it.
A fifth book in the successful Da Vinci Code series will be released in 2017.
Literary news and events in Canberra.
The appearance of his wife's old boyfriend inspired Graeme Simsion's third novel.
Palindromes have been on my radar lately, those two-way creations like sexes, or "Do geese see God?"
Ralph Lauren is putting collared T-shirts and cable-knits with polo pony motifs to one side to set to work on his autobiography.
LOS ANGELES, Sept 24 - The ashes of writer Truman Capote have sold at auction for nearly $A60,000 - 10 times the amount they were expected to fetch.
Melina Marchetta wants to be known as more than the writer of good stories about ''Italian girls in the suburbs''.
Here's a question that separates a real Harry Potter fan from the rest of the muggles who think this is all just a bunch of wizarding gibberish: Is your Patronus a Siberian cat, a heron or a basset hound?
Dr John F. Knight is a well-known TV doctor and medical advice columnist under his pseudonym, Dr James Wright.
Krys Lee's debut novel is a brave and eye-opening look at the world's strangest rogue state.
Mal Peet's Beck is a major achievement: a historical picaresque that doesn't skimp on horror or romance.
Maria Semple has outrageous and endearing comedic gifts, and fans of her previous work will be delighted.
Pirates and cannibals, storms and schemes await as the children in this brisk and easy-to-read adventure.
Two recently published books map the state of Australian Indigenous history.
Dave O'Neil's light, thoroughly suburban tale is a lot of fun, transporting you back to the clear blue skies of summers past, to that foreign country where we did things differently.
Nick Richardson emphasises the convergence of sport and politics, and the extraordinary pressure put on elite players to enlist for World War I.
Swifty is a descriptive record of the public life of a revered, formidable figure with the consistent theme being that of a life defined by "giving".
Planet Jackson is a morality play that shook the union movement, affected the stability of the government and still begs questions within questions.
Comeback is, first and foremost, the story of a large family, a story with as many simultaneous points of intimacy as a great battle, or orgy.
The Underground Railroad is the story of a woman who believes in her intrinsic right not to suffer to increase the wealth of those who already have too much.
Carmel Bird never loses the wry response to the mess people haplessly make of things.
How simple is it to write for television? Is it just a question of having the right ingredients?
Bruce Springsteen's song lyrics have injected more drama and mystery into the myths of the American road than any figure since Jack Kerouac. He knows this, of course. So it's one of the running jokes in his big, loose, rangy and intensely satisfying new memoir, Born to Run (what else was he going to call it?), that he didn't begin to drive until he was well into his 20s.