Educated is the story of how Tara survived her brutal childhood, but it is no revenge memoir. It is also a story about how love can survive in the face of cruelty.
You can discover the history of juvenile delinquent fiction and the lesbian pulp novel in a new anthology, Girl Gangs, Biker Boys, and Real Cool Cats.
There is something powerfully of the zeitgeist in Catherine Rey's story of a woman's eclipse being threatened by a celebrated brute.
Afterglow is American poet Eileen Myles' first attempt at memoir, and it is an unconventional one in every sense of the word.
There are many familiar faces and plenty of new ones in the shortlists for the Australian Book Industry Awards.
Canberra academic Sally Berridge found the diaries of her great grandmother, Maud, who travelled with her master mariner husband, Harry, on five major ocean voyages between 1869 and 1884 thus escaping the Victorian woman's life of waiting at home.
Literary news and events in Canberra.
Everyone is part of some sort of tribe and so everyone has the language that keeps that tribe intact.
Scott Pape tops the Non-Fiction bestsellers chart with The Barefoot Investor
The author of The Anchoress has given us a new book which also looks at the plight of women in the Middle Ages
For bestselling crimewriter A.J. Finn, Howards End is a novel that reaffirms the value of compassion
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Because of her family's Mormon fundamentalism, Tara Westover had never been to school. And when she got an education it had a profound effect on her life.
When Peter Rose took over Australian Book Review it was struggling; now it is thriving as a literature and arts magazine.
Two writers approach the 1930 murder of Molly Dean in a different manner – one is true-crime writing, the other a whodunnit.
Carmen Maria Machado's debut collection of stories are dizzying, disturbing, memorable and haunting.
A unique memoir of the Aboriginal ''visionary'' Tracker Tilmouth has taken out this year's Stella Prize.
Steve Coll's investigation is a labyrinthine tale of cross-purposes, duplicity and lack of clear aims told in fly-on-the-wall manner.
Andrew Morton details the life and loves of the woman for whom Edward VIII abdicated
Alana Valentine is looking back over a distinguished theatre career and passing on what she's learnt to aspiring writers.
Keeping a diary that logged his opposition to the Nazis was an act of moral courage on the part of Friedrich Kellner.
Before writing about surviving an air crash, Cynthia Banham wanted to rebuild her life, so that hers would be a story of success, not failure.
This novel illustrates the fact that domestic violence happens across the demographic spectrum.
When McCarthyism rears its ugly head in Australia its effect on a local family is significant.
This is a profoundly political novel almost in spite of itself, the plot turning on one of the school shootings that have become so common in the US.