Topic | Literature | The Sydney Morning Herald

We’re sorry, this service is currently unavailable. Please try again later.

Literature

Advertisement
Jodi Picoult: ‘My husband is the only reason I have a writing career’

Jodi Picoult: ‘My husband is the only reason I have a writing career’

“I knew if I were to increase my productivity, I couldn’t be at home with our three kids. So he left work to be the primary caretaker.”

  • by Robyn Doreian

Latest

Happy days as champion of writers turns 40

Happy days as champion of writers turns 40

Nurturing new Australian voices has been the goal of this university anthology for 40 years.

Cricket isn’t life or death to Adam Zwar, it’s much more important

Cricket isn’t life or death to Adam Zwar, it’s much more important

The award-winning comedy writer and actor has turned his love of the game into a very funny memoir.

  • by Louise Rugendyke
She said she might have written her last book – then along came Trump

She said she might have written her last book – then along came Trump

Writing about a fictional pandemic during a real one was eerie for A Little Life’s Hanya Yanagihara who, in To Paradise, again explores what it is to be alive.

  • by Jane Wheatley
By the book: Good Weekend’s Christmas reading guide

By the book: Good Weekend’s Christmas reading guide

Rich stories that transport you away from the mundane abound at this end of the year.

  • by Nicole Abadee
‘Not credible’: How Lovely Bones author Alice Sebold misidentified her rapist

‘Not credible’: How Lovely Bones author Alice Sebold misidentified her rapist

It was the night that changed Anthony Broadwater’s life for ever. Without a now-abandoned film adaptation, it’s unlikely he would have been exonerated.

  • by Matthew Knott
Advertisement
Who are the real animals in Susan Orlean’s book?

Who are the real animals in Susan Orlean’s book?

The New Yorker writer’s essays are about animals, but they say a lot about humans too.

  • by Leah Kaminsky
Extraordinary moments that changed everything: Ann Patchett’s essays

Extraordinary moments that changed everything: Ann Patchett’s essays

The American novelist’s essays show gratitude for people she has loved, lost, and those who have saved her.

  • by Susan Wyndham
Stories from another Wolitzer and Evaristo’s manifesto: What to read

Stories from another Wolitzer and Evaristo’s manifesto: What to read

Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen and Steven Carroll have cast their eyes over recent fiction and non-fiction releases,

  • by Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen and Steven Carroll
The sheer grace of radio host Ed Ayres and his love of music

The sheer grace of radio host Ed Ayres and his love of music

Ed Ayres’ devotion to sharing his passion for music is at the heart of Whole Notes.

  • by Jessie Tu
Louise Adler to take the helm at Adelaide Writers’ Week

Louise Adler to take the helm at Adelaide Writers’ Week

Becoming a festival director means the long-time publisher will cut back on that part of her life.

  • by Jason Steger