Affirming local bookselling; McBride stays on song; Orwell honoured 80 years on; Archer lifts his target; Notions survives; and Begbie joins The Big Issue.
A blow to Amazon; bring in the owls; a presidential shopping list; how US independent bookshops rule; and a Book Thief competition.
An Australian publisher has acquired the global rights to bring the lives and loves of the American daytime TV drama from small screen to the page.
It is the stuff of books and now it has become very real, with Australian authors Anna Funder, Frank Moorhouse and David Malouf joining the fight to demand an end to mass surveillance.
Welcome to the Kelly book that exceeds Peter Carey's novel.
The Book Thief competition; why we need negative reviews; kids like print.
On the shelf this week: The Outcasts, Aung San Suu Kyi and Game of Knowns.
A Spy in the Archives is the second volume of memoirs by Melbourne-born historian Sheila Fitzpatrick.
With her mother gravely ill, Gabrielle Carey begins a personal journey, interwoven with memories of an expatriate writer.
Welcome to the Kelly book that exceeds Peter Carey's novel. It realises a completely felt, viscerally characterised ''Ned-world'' in a way Carey didn't manage. More than fiction, though, it succeeds as compelling historical narrative, with one minor and one serious caveat. The bantering, zesty prose takes you in and keeps you there. But it is FitzSimons' skill at creating a sense of a fully lived inner world that achieves a consistently transformative effect on the reader's mental world - the mark of a very good book indeed.