Sarah Ferguson has chosen a lucrative market for her fiction debut.
- by Marianka Swain
Kikuko Tsumura's novel about one woman's experiences in the world of work is quietly funny.
- by Kerryn Goldsworthy
The creator of George Smiley has gone, but it's not the end of the espionage novel, far from it.
- by Jane Sullivan
Kae Tempest's thoughtful essay examines creativity as an electrical current.
- by Fiona Capp
Some of the close encounters with Australian fauna captured in this collection can be fleeting but life-defining.
- by Natasha Mitchell
The New York-based Australian writer's complete short fiction reveals her intellectual confidence and stylistic control.
- by Susan Wyndham
Don Watson's collected writing is a remarkable anthology of witty, cultured eclecticism
- by Jonathan Green
A new look at the life and work of the great film director indulges in too much pop psychology.
- by Tom Ryan
On this day seventy years ago author Frank Hardy was in Melbourne's City Court charged with the criminal libel of Ellen Wren, allegedly "Nellie West" in his 1950 novel Power Without Glory. Ellen was the wife of prominent and controversial Melbourne Catholic businessman John Wren, whose empire and perceived influence on Labor was the barely disguised subject of the novel. Hardy faced 26 years' jail. The trial lasted nine months. Hardy was acquitted on June 19, 1951.
- by Staff writer