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Book review: Root and Branch, Eda Gunaydin

Twelve essays explore inheritance, family, identity and place through the lens of Turkish-Australian culture.

Actor Tuuli Narkle in period dress, for production The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

The arts news you may have missed

What's on, what's in the headlines, and the latest program releases – to put you ahead of the game this…


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.

Opinions & Analysis

How creative writing helps teens cope with COVID

Creative writing is therapeutic for teenagers, and also shows them new ways of supporting one another.


Opportunities and awards wrap

AWGIE Awards open for applications, $300,000 sculpture commission opp and participants of Arts House disability-led residency plus the churchie finalists…


Greens pitch artist’s wage (again)

10,000 artists and arts workers could receive nearly $800 a week for one year based off the Greens' latest pledge.


Book review: Bad Art Mother, Edwina Preston

A split-perspective exploration of societal hostility towards maternal creativity.

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