A small publisher's decision to stop entering its books for awards has revealed how expensive and cumbersome the prize system is – and that most prizes don't boost book sales.
Mark Thomas We will never see the like of this book again; leaders no longer have the patience, passion or attention.
Desiree Savage Wollongong band drops new single 'Wildfire' ahead of debut album release next year.
Jason Steger The Melbourne memoirist, poet and now children's author Maxine Beneba Clarke has racked up two shortlistings in the VPL awards.
Susan Wyndham What do you get when you throw a novelist into a group of biologists?
Desiree Savage 'It’s that generation that wants to have martinis and be cool and wear suits.'
Jason Steger Is it a bar or is it a bookshop, that is the question? Eamonn Hennessy is combining the two in his new venture.
Ron Cerabona Literary news and events in Canberra.
Susan Chenery In his book Conclave, Robert Harris takes the reader into the Sistine Chapel as 118 old men in robes vote for a new pope.
Meg McKinlay is a children's writer and poet who lives in Fremantle, Western Australia. Her novel A Single Stone (Walker Books), about a 14-year-old girl who lives in a mountain village where small children work in the mines, won the 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction.