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Illustration from 'Our Flag, Our Story' children's book about the Torres Strait Islander flag. Eight smiling children stand in front of the flag, hills and ocean.

Sharing the story behind the Torres Strait Islander flag in new children's book

The book was co-authored by the son of flag's original designer, continuing the story's legacy.

Literary journal. A freshly sharpened pencil sits amid pencils shavings and a pencil sharpener on a blank page, suggesting the start of a new creative writing project.

New literary journal set to enrich Australia's cultural landscape

The new journal is driven by Writers SA with the support of the state’s three universities and Arts South Australia.

Albanese. Image is a range of book covers

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.


Second consecutive poetry win for 2023 Stella Prize

Editor, critic and poet Sarah Holland-Batt has taken out the 2023 Stella Prize for a tender but unflinching collection on…

The spines of six books are shown lined up against a greenish-yellow background.

Small presses shine in Stella shortlist

Six ‘culture shifting’ books have been shortlisted for the $60,000 Stella Prize, which recognises the best books by Australian women.


Winners of 2022 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards announced

Writers across six categories took home $80,000 each, with a focus on stories of war.


Writing doesn’t deliver a living wage says new Australia Council report

An Australian author’s average income is just $18,200 a year according to a new Australia Council survey.


To amplify diverse voices

A specialised bookstore advocates for books written by authors of colour to take up more space on our shelves.


Meet our new Managing Editor

Writer, editor and actor Madeleine Swain joins the ArtsHub team.


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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