Book review: The Eulogy, Jackie Bailey
An autofiction debut that eulogises family and loss with eloquence.
Book review: What Fear Was, Ben Walter
A debut collection of stories surveys contemporary environmental and climate terrain.
Book review: Good night, Vivienne, Goodnight, Steven Carroll
The wife of T.S. Eliot is reimagined in the finale of Carroll's Eliot Quartet series.
Book review: The Signal Line, Brendan Colley
An award-winning novel that defies easy categorisation.
How a festival responded to election fever (sausage sizzle included)
Sydney Writers' Festival nimbly navigates election coverage, explains Artistic Director Michael Williams.
Book review: The Tricky Art of Forgiveness, Meredith Jaffé
A questioning survey on the contract and compromises of a marriage.
Book review: If We Were Villains, ML Rio
A slow-burning, Shakespeare-drenched, dark academia mystery.
Book review: The Murder Rule, Dervla McTiernan
Another impressive psychological thriller by one of Australia's most talented crime writers.
How creative writing helps teens cope with COVID
Creative writing is therapeutic for teenagers, and also shows them new ways of supporting one another.
Book review: Bad Art Mother, Edwina Preston
A split-perspective exploration of societal hostility towards maternal creativity.