Linda Morris

Linda Morris

Linda Morris is an arts and books writer for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Prize winners

Erik Jensen's biography of flawed artist Adam Cullen wins Sydney literary award

Linda Morris Erik Jensen's ''smashed apart'' portrait of Archibald Prize-winning artist Adam Cullen wins major literary award.

Brad Pitt to turn Australian young adult thriller Illuminae into major Hollywood film

Brad Pitt in <i>World War Z</i>.

Linda Morris Is this Australian teen book set to become the next Hunger Games movie blockbuster?

What Missy did Next

Fans gush as Missy Elliott's new video single WTF pokes fun at Miley Cyrus

Still from Missy Elliott's new single WTF, feat. Pharrell Williams.

Linda Morris Missy Elliott is back and pumping.  

The Scent of Romance

Author Fiona McIntosh created scent for The Perfumer's Secret

Author Fiona McIntosh created a fragrance called Fleurette.

Linda Morris Fiona McIntosh writes stories of love, not romances, she insists.

Nemo's Back

Ellen DeGeneres premieres trailer for Finding Nemo sequel

Linda Morris Dory, the forgetful Blue Tang, is front and centre of a new underwater adventure.

Nemo's Back

Ellen DeGeneres premieres trailer for Finding Nemo sequel

In Disney/Pixar s hilarious underwater adventure ?Finding Nemo,? Father (left), a clownfish, travels all the way from the Great Barrier Reef to Sydney to find his son after the two are separated.  Father is aided in his quest by Dory (right), a blue tang fish with no short-term memory.  Written and directed by Academy Award?-nominee Andrew Stanton, and executive produced by two-time Academy Award?-winner John Lasseter, ?Finding Nemo? will be released in 2003.  Buena Vista International distributes.

Linda Morris Dory, the forgetful Blue Tang, is front and centre of a new underwater adventure.

Cast Reunited

Cold Feet creator Mike Bullen confirms cast to reunite for new series

James Nesbitt returns as solo dad in Cold Feet reunion.

Linda Morris The thirty-something couples of Cold Feet are returning to the small screen to face new domestic dilemmas of growing older.

New Teen Adaption

OMG Shakespeare texts YOLO Juliet and srsly Hamlet for the smartphone generation

Linda Morris A new series of books renders the archaic language of William Shakespeare to teenage text speak. But in broadening The Bard's appeal does it dumb down literature?

Kate Morton's new book, The Lake House, returns to familiar territory

Bestselling author Kate Morton.

Linda Morris Kate Morton writes grown-up mysteries in which secrets of the past haunt families into the present.

Branching out

Mike Bullen, creator of TV series Cold Feet, writes first novel

<i>Cold Feet</i>'s principal actors James Nesbitt and Helen Baxendale.

Linda Morris It should come as no major surprise that Mike Bullen's first novel, Trust, began life as a screenplay.

Cast announced

Hugo Weaving, Toni Collette join all-star cast of Jasper Jones

Actor Hugo Weaving, pictured at The Wharf Theatre, home of the STC.

Linda Morris Filming begins soon on the screen adaption of Jasper Jones, with Toni Collette and Hugo Weaving leading a stellar cast.

New Editions

Adolf Hitler's incendiary manifesto Mein Kampf to be republished across Europe

Hitler stares down from the cover of an early edition of <i>Mein Kampf.</i>

Linda Morris A new critical French translation of Adolf Hitler's political manifesto, Mein Kampf, is underway.

Last Goodbye

Stephen Fry steps down as host of QI

And that's it from Stephen Fry.

Linda Morris Time to go, says funnyman Stephen Fry.

Best Seller

Author Kate Morton cracks sales of 10 million books worldwide

The best selling author Kate Morton

Linda Morris Author Kate Morton has made it into the publishing big league - beating top sellers Collen McCullough and Marcus Zusak - with worldwide sales of 10 million.

The Winner Is . . .

Man Booker Prize 2015 shortlist: Hanya Yanagihara's A Little Life firms as favourite

Hana Yanagihara is the bookies' favourite to win the Man Booker Prize for her novel, A Little Lie.

Linda Morris There's no clear favourite among those books on this year's Man Booker shortlist. 

Power of Poetry

Word Travels Story Festival gives Opera House stage to refugee poets

Kaveh Arya, aka The Unlikely Poet: Writing poetry is confronting. Sometimes it is cowardice.

Linda Morris Three refugee poets take to the Opera House stage to silence their nightmares.


Kate Forsyth's The Beast's Garden reimagines a French fairytale in Nazi Germany

Linda Morris Kate Forsyth reimagines the fairytale Beauty and the Beast in Nazi Germany in her new period novel.

Arts Minister Mitch Fifield reveals why his love of the Whitlams feels illicit

The Pet Shop Boys opus on life, Being Boring, has particular meaning.

Linda Morris New arts minister, Mitch Fifield, names his favourite films, book and songs. Some selections might surprise.  

Pope's Music Foray

Pope Francis to release his first Christian rock album Wake Up!

Pope Francis

Linda Morris From Pope to rock-pop prince, the global leader of the Catholic Church is soon to release a Christian rock album for a ready made audience of 1.2 billion Catholics.

Breaking Taboos

How the National Young Writers' festival is helping queer writers bust the last taboo

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 27:  Roz Bellamy is part of the National Young Writers Festival taking place next weekend leading important discussions on the place of gay writers in the literary landscape, pictured here at Melbourne University on September 27, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Arsineh Houspian/Fairfax Media)

Linda Morris Young gay writers on the taboos that still need to be broken.