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Top 10 sports books

Jelena Dokic tops the Sport bestsellers list with her story, Unbreakable

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Justine Ettler: Books That Changed Me

Justine Ettler: Books That Changed Me

Justine Ettler lists Virginia Woolf and Kathy Acker among the authors who have changed her

  • by Justine Ettler
David Sedaris: Music helped navigate the tricky relationship with Dad
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David Sedaris: Music helped navigate the tricky relationship with Dad

The acclaimed American author recalls a childhood where he would clash heads with his father over everything except jazz.

  • by David Sedaris
Death of author Philip Roth marks end of a cultural era
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Philip Roth

Death of author Philip Roth marks end of a cultural era

The author helped define American experience in the second half of the 20th century.

  • by Dwight Garner
White Houses review: Amy Bloom's intimate re-imagining of a clandestine love

White Houses review: Amy Bloom's intimate re-imagining of a clandestine love

Amy Bloom's novel is a book about politics both personal and global and a love story that captures an era.

  • by Review by Louise Swinn
The difficult pleasure of Australia's cult literary figure

The difficult pleasure of Australia's cult literary figure

An impressive collection from one of our greatest - if under-exposed - writers.

  • by Review by Louis Klee
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Turning Pages: Publishing's #MeToo moment

Turning Pages: Publishing's #MeToo moment

The allegations levelled at author Junto Diaz at the Sydney Writers' Festival are not isolated in the publishing world.

  • by Jane Sullivan
The glass half-full manifesto doesn't quite add up

The glass half-full manifesto doesn't quite add up

Steven Pinker's latest book is a useful corrective for those doom-mongers down the pub but there are glaring gaps in his optimistic view of humanity.

  • by Adrian McKinty
An unconventional exploration of love, loss and crime

An unconventional exploration of love, loss and crime

Gail Jones' latest novel is an intellectually strenuous entertainment.

  • by Review by Peter Pierce
Joanna Murray-Smith on #metoo, writing and fighting with Bryan Brown

Joanna Murray-Smith on #metoo, writing and fighting with Bryan Brown

From an early age, a ‘big story’ demanded to be told.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
Polish author wins Booker International Prize
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Polish author wins Booker International Prize

Olga Tokarczuk has won the prestigious prize with Flights, a novel that charts multiple journeys in time, space and human anatomy.