Born to Rule is a conventional portrait, but Malcolm Turnbull's character is so pungent that Paddy Manning only needed to do the research and tell the story without injecting too many observations and speculations, much as a good referee is usually invisible.
Jason Steger With parallel importation of books looming, the local industry is worried.
Linda Morris Erik Jensen's ''smashed apart'' portrait of Archibald Prize-winning artist Adam Cullen wins major literary award.
Nick Galvin Nick Galvin
One of Australia's most loved children's authors, Alison Lester, lives on a farm in Victoria. Her new picture book for younger readers, My Dog Bigsy (Viking), is about a dog who causes a commotion among farm animals. Lester has sold more than a million copies of her award-winning books, is an ambassador for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and helps school students write and illustrate their own books.
Susan Wyndham Horses were the passion of Gillian Mears' life, a pounding physical love that she celebrated and mourned in her novel Foal's Bread. Now, because of her MS, her imagination has been forced to turn to her other animal love, the more conveniently sized cat.
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Jason Steger Plenty of well-known writers and serial award winners are on the shortlists for the PM's literary awards.
Linda Morris Is this Australian teen book set to become the next Hunger Games movie blockbuster?
Anna Creer Anna Creer delves into the world of fiction in translation.
Daybreak on the Manning - Taree Christmas Tree Farm
ULTRALIGHT pilot Trevor Kee from Wauchope raised the alarm at Old Bar on Monday after spotting what he ...
Work has started on the memorial clock in Fotheringham Park, on Victoria Street, Taree.