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Bookmarks: The worrying trends in YA fiction

Bookmarks: The worrying trends in YA fiction

The young-adult fiction area is showing worrying signs of decline.

  • by Jason Steger

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Top 10 best-selling biographies

Top 10 best-selling biographies

Michelle Obama's autobiography Becoming tops the Australian biography bestsellers chart

Books That Changed Me: Jessica Dettmann

Books That Changed Me: Jessica Dettmann

Jessica Dettmann so loved Mary Wesley's Harnessing Peacocks that she stole it from her school library.

'Women being antiheroes in literature felt like a revelation to me'
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'Women being antiheroes in literature felt like a revelation to me'

Ottessa Moshfegh’s My Year of Rest and Relaxation follows a trend of novels about nothing in particular.

  • by Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen
No other country is more horrified by the threat of ‘dumbing up’
Opinion

No other country is more horrified by the threat of ‘dumbing up’

The decision by Melbourne University to reconnect Melbourne University Publishing to its academic mission is overdue.

  • by Ronan McDonald
Kill Shot review: Garry Disher's perfectly judged Wyatt thriller

Kill Shot review: Garry Disher's perfectly judged Wyatt thriller

Garry Disher brings us the fifth instalment about the lawless but just career-criminal Wyatt.

  • by Sue Turnbull
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Australia's Sweetheart review: Michael Adams on the story of Mary Maguire

Australia's Sweetheart review: Michael Adams on the story of Mary Maguire

In the 1930s, Mary Maguire saw her future as a film star, and was urged on by her mother's ambitions for her. Mrs Maguire wanted wealth, fame and social success for her daughters.

  • by Brian McFarlane
Say goodbye to Melbourne University Publishing as we know it
Opinion

Say goodbye to Melbourne University Publishing as we know it

The upshot is that MUP as we know it will be unrecognisable and a relatively small parochial publisher of University of Melbourne academic output will take its place.

  • by Laurie Muller
Stella Prize 2019 longlist announced

Stella Prize 2019 longlist announced

Trauma, violence, the body and family relationships are recurring themes across the diverse, often genre-defying, books on the longlist for this year's Stella Prize.

  • by Melanie Kembrey
Imperfect review: Lee Kofman's examination of bodies and the self

Imperfect review: Lee Kofman's examination of bodies and the self

Imperfect is based on interviews and surveys by Lee Kofman, a decade-long investigation driven by her need to better understand her own experience of bodily imperfection.

  • by Justine Hyde
Meet the Australian writer tipped to win the Nobel

Meet the Australian writer tipped to win the Nobel

"I feel like I'm about 40. Full of vigour; I don't even need glasses to read," says the author.

  • by Jason Steger