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The power of friendship on the pathway to womanhood
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The power of friendship on the pathway to womanhood

Memoirist and teacher Patti Miller traces the unfolding of friendships that were pivotal in shaping her life.

  • by Jessie Tu

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Sex-bots and foil hats: reconfiguring what it means to be human

Sex-bots and foil hats: reconfiguring what it means to be human

Elise Bohan, a research scholar at Oxford, argues that staying as we are isn’t a viable option for humans in the remainder of this century.

  • by Jason Drake
Why we need the ABC, a brooding wartime thriller and six other books to read

Why we need the ABC, a brooding wartime thriller and six other books to read

The rigorous analysis of Who Needs the ABC? and period crime novel Deception Bay lead our reviews of new fiction and non-fiction releases.

  • by Fiona Capp and Cameron Woodhead
Ancestral spirits and imagined futures take centre stage in Indigenous world-first

Ancestral spirits and imagined futures take centre stage in Indigenous world-first

The inversion of the familiar constitutes a major aspect of speculative fiction’s raison d’etre – and the approach it offers is well suited to some Indigenous writers.

  • by Declan Fry
A meticulous portrait of one of our greatest poets

A meticulous portrait of one of our greatest poets

A portrait of poet Gwen Harwood, who battled to be heard in Australia’s male-dominated literary establishment

  • by Morag Fraser
A searing tale of grief and social media addiction for the online generation

A searing tale of grief and social media addiction for the online generation

This debut introspective novel subverts the trope of healing from trauma in a bucolic location with insights into a world where we are all addicted to our phones.

  • by Liam Pieper
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Love reading or showing off your bookshelf? This fascinating book is a must

Love reading or showing off your bookshelf? This fascinating book is a must

Emma Smith’s Portable Magic sparkles with gems of trivia about reading and publishing, including rejected authors, book burnings and masterpieces that failed at first.

  • by Pat Sheil
I swore I would never become a teacher, and now I wonder why I continue

I swore I would never become a teacher, and now I wonder why I continue

There will be another training session about punctuation and calculating percentages, but what about the skills that aren’t quantifiable?

  • by Yumna Kassab
Who’ll win the election? The clues are there if you can spot them

Who’ll win the election? The clues are there if you can spot them

Some voters rely on exit polls, but David Astle sees election results in crossword clues.

  • by David Astle
Why’s everyone hopping mad about kangaroo courts?

Why’s everyone hopping mad about kangaroo courts?

A Libs back-and-forth over a federal ICAC reignited interest in the term “kangaroo court”. Where does it come from?

  • by David Astle
Brilliant debut novel lifts the lid on a little understood community

Brilliant debut novel lifts the lid on a little understood community

Ashley Goldberg’s first novel examines the clash between religious and secular worlds in contemporary Australia.

  • by Adam Rivett