Peter Craven Why don't we have a film industry that is more sensitive to the riches of Australian writing?
Aviva Truffield Unconscious prejudice means books by female authors are overlooked.
Heckler I'M HAVING trouble with the proclivity among women of a certain age of giving each other reading material.
Heckler I'll never buy an e-reader. I love paper books too much. Every day I read that yet another cut-price e-reader has squished itself into the booming market.
Heckler I have not one, not two, but three heckles that I'll lump together as bibliopathology, for want of a better term.
Heckler I LIKE good books and admire those who write them. But sometimes ''good'' books are not so good. You know the ones you buy thinking ''I should read that some time'', that sit on your bookshelf for...
Jane Sullivan One of my favourite whizz-bang gadgets is a thing called the Book. No, not iBook, e-book, m-book or anything like that. Just a handy-sized collection of bound pages and type.
Heckler YET again I have been subjected to discrimination at an airport check-in counter.
Barbara Taylor Bradford
Barbara Taylor Bradford I am a fan of Hilary Mantel's books. I even sent her a congratulatory email when she won her second Booker Prize.
Kasey Edwards If you didn't know who Hilary Mantel was before now, all you need to know is that she's a big, fat, barren, feminist turncoat.
Germaine Greer Australians of Irish descent will be particularly interested in the unfolding saga of the Magdalenes.
Dugald Jellie After voicing some concern, the Stonnington council is letting feathers fly.
Richard Glover Looking back, it's clear that our parents were all insane.
Ray Connolly Own up: which do you prefer, a traditional book or an electronic reading device? Until very recently, that probably depended largely on how old you are.
Mark Joseph Stern An Australian creationist believes Charles Darwin is to blame for drug abuse and pornography, and that people rode dinosaurs.
Alecia Simmonds In the late '90s, when raving meant dancing and sun-dried tomatoes meant culinary sophistication, I joined a group at university called the Activist Left.
Heckler ''DROP off your school list and we will pack it for you to pick up later.'' This is the offer from a big office supplies chain. I can't imagine anything worse.
Martin Flanagan He was just a dog - four paws, a wiry tail and a thin, moist, inquisitive nose we called the ''nazer''. He was a whippet and he could run like racing pigeons can fly.
Keith Austin OK, let's get this over and done with. I'm going to talk about Django Unchained, the new Quentin Tarantino movie out in cinemas on Thursday and I'm going to use the 'N' word.
Chris Berg Apocalyptic preachers feed your anxieties. Just turn the sound off.