2021 PM’s Literary Awards shortlist
30 outstanding titles from the traditional to the experimental celebrating Australia storytelling.
Toiling with hearts and hands
Boundless: the festival for diverse writers and readers returns (online).
Book review: The Luminous Solution
A wide-ranging contemplation on art and artistic expression.
Cancelled festival turns into podcasts
Melbourne Writers Festival launches podcasts and First Nation events.
Why bookshops are good for you
Browsing in bookshops is good for our psychological health, making Love Your Bookshop Day all the more important.
Book review: We, Hominids by Frank Westerman, translated by Sam Garrett
Early bone hunters tell us what it means to be human.
Book review: Late Bloomer, Clem Bastow
A memoir that challenges stereotypes about Autism in mainstream media.
Publishing models for changed conditions
Which publishing models can thrive in these uneasy times? The answer might surprise.
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.