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Book review: Growing up in Country Australia, Edited by Rick Morton

There is a magic to these stories that trace the influence of (rural) youth to present lives.


Book review: Root and Branch, Eda Gunaydin

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


How a festival responded to election fever (sausage sizzle included)

Sydney Writers' Festival nimbly navigates election coverage, explains Artistic Director Michael Williams.

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How creative writing helps teens cope with COVID

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

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Finding gay panic in writing

When author Jonathan Butler started researching his ancestor’s sexuality, he soon encountered the thorny business of outing the dead.

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What makes a perfect book review?

What are the rules of reviewing books? Ronan McDonald looks at the thorny cultural landscape of the contemporary criticism.


Hannah Gadsby on being an autistic queer comedian

RMIT PhD candidate Clem Bastow discusses comedian Hannah Gadsby’s new book, Ten Steps to Nanette, and how it relates her…


Book review: We've Got This, edited by Eliza Hull

A trailblazing publication that explores the world of disabled parents in Australia.


Book review: The Shortest History of Democracy, John Keane

A solid attempt to make sense of what's happening on the local and international political stage.

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Vale Blaise van Hecke

Death of a vibrant supporter of writing and publishing.

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