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Liza Klaussmann tells us some books that she loves.
What’s the last book you loved, and why?
Dare Me by Megan Abbott: sinister, funny and sharp as hell.
Which literary character do you secretly wish you were?
Lady Brett Ashley, from The Sun Also Rises. What a woman.
What was your big rite-of-passage book as a teenager?
The Collected Works of Anne Sexton. Confessional poetry dovetails ni…
Our classical music specialist Kate Rockstrom talks us through books about music, and shares some of her favourites.
We talk a lot about music but there’s something to be said for books about music - whether you agree that descriptions of music are accurate or not. With the release of another book to add to Andrew Ford’s already impressive library, Try Whistling This, I found myself thinking of…
Helen Garner shares her recommended reads with us in preparation for her appearance at Carlton for National Bookshop Day.
To celebrate National Bookshop Day - this Saturday the 11th of August - Helen Garner will be reading from her favourite books. Helen is an extraordinary writer: sharp, original, and bristling with intelligence. She has previously received a Walkley Award for journalism in…
The shortlisted titles for this year’s Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced.
A big congratulations to all the authors and publishers. This year’s shortlist features plenty of favourites including Anna Funder, Gillian Mears, Frank Moorhouse and Alice Pung. All category winners will go in the running to win the Victorian Prize for Literature, worth $100,000.
Here are the sh…
Andrea Goldsmith shares her recommended reads with us in preparation for her appearance at Carlton for National Bookshop Day.
To celebrate National Bookshop Day - this Saturday the 11th of August - Andrea Goldsmith will be reading from her favourite books. Andrea originally trained as a speech pathologist and was a pioneer in the development of communication aids for people unable to speak befo…
Kim Kane tells us the story behind her new picture book - illustrated by Sara Acton - *The Unexpected Crocodile.*
Kim Kane with her (adorable) twin boys and an ‘expected’ crocodile.
Some of my storybook ideas brew for a number of years and others sweep to the page, fully formed. Fortunately, The Unexpected Visitor was one of the latter.
When my twins were babies, I emerged from a hazy bre…
Melbourne writer Jacinta Halloran talks about medicine, growing up Catholic and gentle reincarnations of belief in her second novel, Pilgrimage.
If a pilgrimage is a journey guided by a moral or spiritual imperative, what then is a pilgrimage undertaken by one who doesn’t believe? Jacinta Halloran’s new novel asks that question when Celeste, a paediatrician who has long ago abandoned her Cat…
Catherine Deveny shares her recommended reads with us in preparation for her appearance at Carlton for National Bookshop Day.
To celebrate National Bookshop Day - this Saturday the 11th of August - Catherine Deveny will be reading from her favourite books. Catherine is a writer, comedian, author, social commentator and broadcaster well known for her work as columnist with The Age newspaper …
Melina Marchetta returns to the world of Finnikin of the Rock with a brand new novella in the latest edition of the Review of Australian Fiction.
Attention Melina Marchetta fans!
The superstar of Australian YA has contributed a brand new, never-before-published story called ‘Ferragost’ to the latest issue of digital publication the Review of Australian Fiction.
The story is more of a novella…
The shortlists of The Age Book of the Years awards were announced over the weekend.
Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors. It’s particularly warming to see books that have been overlooked in other award nominations being recognised here.