Maxine Beneba Clarke thought her memoir, The Hate Race, would be "a hard sell at the end of the day because it was a book about a little black girl". Booksellers proved her wrong.
Clark Spencer T.C. Boyle's new novel explores the tensions which might arise among a colony of people on another planet.
After reading The Death of the Heart, I knew I needed to get better at reading people's motives.
Jason Steger Veronica Roth will be distracted from her concern at the advent of President Donald Trump by the launch of Carve the Mark, the follow-up to her smash-hit Divergent trilogy.
Peter Martin The best pop songs start out like something you want and then build up to something so much more.
Literary news and events in Canberra.
Stephanie Owen Reeder Stephanie Owen Reeder explores the engaging escapades of a range of picture-book animals
William McInnes Far from a fan of regimented leisure, William McInnes enjoys the party side of a dinner.
Jane Richards The group of friends formerly known as The Book Sluts are at it again, with another outback saga.
Hannah Francis She's already sold the film rights to her first novel, The Dry, but praise from the New York Times is more than welcome to Jane Harper.