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Bright Shining. Image is a colour headshot of a smiling woman with shoulder length brown hair and an open necked white blouse. On the right is a yellow and orange abstract book cover.

Book review: Bright Shining, Julia Baird

A companion piece to her earlier book, 'Phosphorescence', 'Bright Shining' explores the quality of grace.

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Book review: Critic Swallows Book: Ten Years of the Sydney Review of Books, edited by Catriona Menzies-Pike

A selection of essays that bear witness to a diverse history of literary criticism in Australia.

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Six books Prime Minister Albanese should read this summer

The Grattan Institute's recommended summer reads are aimed at inspiring better decision-making at a governmental level.

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All I want for Christmas is a beautiful new art book!

Wondering what literature to buy for the art lover in your life this festive season? ArtsHub has you covered...

Corners of Melbourne. Image on left is a book cover showing a black and white image of a grand building with several hatted men in the foreground. Image on the right is a smiling grey-haired woman in a check shirt wearing glasses.

Book review: Corners of Melbourne, Robyn Annear

Anyone with a love of Melbourne history will find this book enthralling.

I Don't. Image is of an author sitting in a leather armchair, knees pulled up to her chest and with a hand under her chin looking at the camera. She is blonde and next to the chair is a large-leafed plant that is as tall as she is. On the right of the image is the book cover in black and white with a diagonal slant down the middle and the author's name in pink, plus the book's subtitle.

Book review: I Don't, Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford shows us how life could be for women if they weren't shackled to marriage.

Bee Miles. Image is an author shot of a woman with short red hair, glasses and a tan jacket. On the right is a book cover in blue with large yellow lettering and the small figure of a woman.

Book review: Bee Miles, Rose Ellis

Bee Miles was punished for daring to defy conventional expectations of female behaviour.

Unfinished Woman. Image is two side by side shots of a woman in a black jumper with shoulder length blonde hair. She is smiling in both. On the left is a colour shot of her leaning on her elbow with her cheek on her fist, and on the right is a black and white book cover with the title in cursive white font at the bottom.

Book review: Unfinished Woman, Robyn Davidson

A memoir by the best-selling author of 'Tracks', revisits an eventful life, including the death of her mother and the…

Kinky History. Image is a headshot of a women with long wavy hair holding up a finger to her face in a cheeky manner and on the right a pink bookcover featuring a hand holding an aubergine.

Book review: Kinky History, Esmé Louise James

A well-researched yet exuberant exploration of kinky sexual practices throughout the ages.

Mood. Image is non-binary person with short dark hair and sleeveless black top sitting in a chair, right is a book cover of pastels, the word MOOD in large letters and a big black blob in the middle of it all.

Book review: Mood, Roz Bellamy

Mood is a memoir that explores mental illness, queerness and relationships.

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