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Whenever You're Ready. Image on left is a headshot of Trish Bolton, a middle aged woman with grey wavy shoulder length hair. On right is a pink book cover with an illustration of a table laid for tea with a teapot, watermelon and a banksia in a in jar. The title is in green and the author's name in white.

Book review: Whenever You're Ready, Trish Bolton

A debut novel from a Melbourne-based author in which a trio of 70-something women take the spotlight.

Image is a bookshop with floor to ceiling shelves and a ladder to reach to the top. Bookshops.

Brisbane's bookshops: navigating challenges with community and innovation

Sales are down nationally, but book shops in Brisbane are moving with the times and seeing rewards.


Live Literature in Australia report

New research about the live events that bring authors and illustrators to the community has been released.

Cool Water. On the left is a head shot of a woman with red lipstick and short dark hair, she is looking slightly defensively at the camera. On the right is a blue book cover of a fish in a jar and the title in yellow.

Book review: Cool Water, Myfanwy Jones

Fathers and sons and how damage can be inherited.


Book review: Always Will Be, Mykaela Saunders

Speculative fiction that foregrounds the Indigenous experience.


Mapping uncharted waters: getting to grips with AI in the creative industries

Presented by AFTRS, the 2024 Digital Futures Summit: AI and the Creative Horizon is a free online forum exploring the…

A middle-aged woan with dark neck length wavy hair and dark rimmed glasses wears a dark shirt and jacket, smiles at the camera and holds a book. She is standing in a room with more books on a ledge next to her. Opportunities and awards.

Opportunities and awards

Call-outs aplenty, plus winners of the Indie Book Awards, and more!

Akaraka. A dark set with two people of African appearance, a woman with braided hair and a wraparound shoulderless costume, wearing a red necklace and an older seated man, dressed in regal robes with a red hat.

Theatre review: Akaraka, The Substation

Akaraka grapples with topics related to the West African diaspora in Australia.

What I Would Do to You. On the left is an author headshot of a smiling Caucasian woman with large leaf-shaped dangly earrings, red lipstick and short red/brown hair with a fringe combed to one side. The book cover on the right has the title in big black letters over images of cut flowers.

Book review: What I Would Do to You, Georgia Harper

What would you do if faced with the shocking conundrum explored here?

The Great Housing Hijack. On the left is an author upper body shot of a young man with stubbly facial hair, a smile and a grey shirt. On the right is the book cover featuring the title and a range of small houses floating on clouds.

Book review: The Great Housing Hijack, Cameron K Murray

A deconstruction of the housing debate and a proposal for a novel solution.

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