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Between the covers: what to read this month

Are you in need of literary balm and distraction?


Book review: Puff Piece, John Safran

Captain Sarcasmo digs deep into the murky world of big tobacco and the future of smoking.


The Novel Cure: How books can soothe what ails you

Reading can be a safe harbour and a good self-care remedy in these anxious times.


Book review: Two Afternoons in the Kabul Stadium, Tim Bonyhady

A visual history of 20th-century Afghanistan.


Hobart’s biennial literary festival returns

A (non-online) literary festival for all: adults, YA and kids.


Book review: Muddy People, Sara El Sayed, Black Inc

An intricate memoir that traverses the muddy divides between child and adult, tradition and change, self and other and identity…

Career Advice

So you want my arts job: Freelance arts writer and editor

Doug Wallen's ability to write across multiple forms allows him the freedom to be published in many outlets.


Book review: The Breakup Monologues, Rosie Wilby, Bloomsbury

The 'queen' of breakups canvasses some unexpected joys in the aftermath of relationship failure.


Book Review: Roots - Home is who we are, Hardie Grant

A collection of short memoirs chosen from the inaugural SBS Emerging Writers’ Competition.


Book review: The Advocates, Robyn Gulliver and Jill L. Ferguson, Melbourne University Press

Canvassing the stories of women at the frontline of environmental action.

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