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The Spotted Dog review: Kerry Greenwood bakes a serving of criminal delights

The Spotted Dog review: Kerry Greenwood bakes a serving of criminal delights

This lively tale of drug runners, drama students, and deadly criminal gangs is straight out of Underbelly is told with Greenwood's trademark wit.

  • by Kerryn Goldsworthy

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Alison Lester wins the $60,000 Melbourne Prize for Literature

Alison Lester wins the $60,000 Melbourne Prize for Literature

Alison Lester is the first children's writer to win the $60,000 Melbourne Prize for Literature.

  • by Jason Steger
Wentworth star Kate Atkinson to present Scarlet Stilleto Awards

Wentworth star Kate Atkinson to present Scarlet Stilleto Awards

Almost $10,000 in prize money is up for grabs in the Scarlet Stilleto Awards this year

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Bookmarks: How booksellers around the world were spurred to action

Bookmarks: How booksellers around the world were spurred to action

Antiquarian booksellers around the world went on a tactical holiday to protect members under threat from Amazon subsidiary AbeBooks.

  • by Jason Steger
On Air review: Mike Carlton looks back on the ups and downs of his life

On Air review: Mike Carlton looks back on the ups and downs of his life

Mike Carlton looks back to the controversies of his parents' marriage and the slings and arrows of his media career.

  • by Bridget Griffen-Foley
George RR Martin says he's 'struggling' with next Game of Thrones novel
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George RR Martin says he's 'struggling' with next Game of Thrones novel

"I'm very conscious I have to do something great, and trying to do something great is a considerable weight to bear," he said.

  • by Robert Moran
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Turning Pages: Tony Birch and the predicament of Aboriginal writers

Turning Pages: Tony Birch and the predicament of Aboriginal writers

According to Tony Birch, Lionel Shriver is a clear example of white privilege performing in all its arrogance.

  • by Jane Sullivan
The return of Lucia Berlin

The return of Lucia Berlin

Lucia Berlin was a writer of tender, chaotic and careworn short stories.

  • by Dwight Garner
Books That Changed Me: A.S. Patric

Books That Changed Me: A.S. Patric

For A.S. Patric, David Malouf's early novel An Imaginary Life was not simply a great read.

Books: Laini Taylor's Muse of Nightmares No. 1 in the sci-fi and fantasy top 10

Books: Laini Taylor's Muse of Nightmares No. 1 in the sci-fi and fantasy top 10

Laini Taylor's Muse of Nightmares tops the sci-fi and fantasy charts.

The alternative art mag delving into 'fringe' and 'unimportant' news
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The alternative art mag delving into 'fringe' and 'unimportant' news

Tired of The New Yorker? Over The Atlantic? Perhaps It’s time to pick up a copy of The Believer.

  • by Tim Elliott