Books roundup: Australian heroes of the navy to a triumph akin to Tolstoy; and is self-publishing the way forward for Australian writers?

Jasper Lindell
Updated August 13 2022 - 2:14am, first published August 12 2022 - 7:00pm
A taste of the six books we reviewed this week. Picture: Unsplash

Plenty of readers - and those in the book trade - turn up their noses at self-publishing. And it's often justified: it's not known as vanity publishing for nothing.

Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.