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Top 10 best-selling biographies

Top 10 best-selling biographies

NRL legend Johnathan Thurston tops the biographies bestseller chart.

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How Toni Jordan turned to crime

How Toni Jordan turned to crime

Toni Jordan has written her previous novels in a variety of genres. Now she has written a literary thriller.

  • by Thuy On
Anita Heiss on advocating Indigenous literacy and men who have influenced her
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Anita Heiss on advocating Indigenous literacy and men who have influenced her

Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia author Anita Heiss on her career and what she knows about men.

  • by Bernadette Clohesy
In short reviews: Picks of the week

In short reviews: Picks of the week

Friday Black, The Wounded Sinner, The Boy at the Keyhole, Gloucester Crescent, Outspoken, Australian Crime Fiction and more.

The next feminist target? The draining impact of "invisible" emotional labour

The next feminist target? The draining impact of "invisible" emotional labour

How can we correct the imbalance in the invisible work that women do to keep lives functioning?

  • by Gemma Hartley
Literary themed cookies: Food for thought at your book club

Literary themed cookies: Food for thought at your book club

Author and blogger Lauren Chater has celebrated her favourite books by creating theme cookies.

  • by Lauren Chater
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Boys should read 'girls' books to help end toxic male culture
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Boys should read 'girls' books to help end toxic male culture

Are representations of women running behind community thinking since the #MeToo Movement? The chief judge of a major Australian literary prize thinks so.

  • by Linda Morris
Poets in action: How writers captured the horrors of the Great War

Poets in action: How writers captured the horrors of the Great War

A generation of young men marched to war between 1914 and 1918. Poetry, unlike any time before or since, was the vehicle for their voices.

  • by Warwick McFadyen
Robert Graves review: Jean Moorcroft Wilson's life of the war poet and novelist

Robert Graves review: Jean Moorcroft Wilson's life of the war poet and novelist

The prevailing image of the war poets is one of early death, with promise unfulfilled. Robert Graves had a quite different fate.

  • by Brenda Niall
The Western Front Diaries of Charles Bean: The journalist as witness to history

The Western Front Diaries of Charles Bean: The journalist as witness to history

Despite its price, this book is a remarkable bargain. It contains not only the diary entries but also hundreds of photos, maps, drawings, explanatory notes and miniature biographies.

  • by Michael Sexton
Turning Pages: The literary life of Monty Python

Turning Pages: The literary life of Monty Python

I wonder if any collector has the complete Monty Python oeuvre? You'd need a couple of bookshelves.

  • by Jane Sullivan