Greg Roberts' big promise; a time in the sun for Lisa Jacobson; Solomon Northup's real story; Penguins prove so popular; and the oddball titles.
Middle-aged women as heroines are rare, but their concerns provide fodder for a psychological thriller.
What do American collectors like to keep on their bookshelves? Sexy pictures of Madonna.
Authors and their itinerant lives; the debate about identifying literary critics; and the debut novel by a Sydney author making its mark in Los Angeles.
The strange news that Casey Donovan was duped by woman posing as a mysterious male suitor, revealed in her tell-all autobiography Big, Beautiful & Sexy, has generated plenty of sympathy for the former Australian Idol winner. But it's left people scratching their heads too: how could such a thing happen? And why?
This timely book is about more than just the 1914 hunt for the SMS Emden.
Filmmaker, musician and author Rayya Elias talks about her favourite books.
On the shelf tihs week: When We Go Walkabout, The Lost Child, Season to Taste and more.
Joy Dettman is the award-winning author of short stories and 13 novels including Mallawindy, Ripples on a Pond, Jacaranda Blue, and her latest, The Tying of Threads (Pan Macmillan), which is the sixth and final novel in the Woody Creek series.
Nearing 80, writer David Malouf continues to draw on his young self as inspiration for his work. He talks to Susan Wyndham.