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From the screen to the jungle, Werner Herzog writes his first novel

From the screen to the jungle, Werner Herzog writes his first novel

Like many of his films, the great German director’s first novel is about a character who has lived through extreme experiences.

  • by Alexandra Alter

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Skip the boring bits, hit a chapter a week, get drunk: how to read Ulysses

Skip the boring bits, hit a chapter a week, get drunk: how to read Ulysses

My first nibble of Ulysses happened decades ago, and I spat it out, undigested, no doubt making a face like a bulldog chewing a wasp.

  • by Keith Austin
Twenty million shows and counting: The remarkable story of the BBC at 100

Twenty million shows and counting: The remarkable story of the BBC at 100

David Hendy marks the centenary of the BBC with a comprehensive history that offers some warnings for our own ABC.

  • by Bridget Griffen-Foley
Shocking crimes and Minnie Driver’s eye-opening memoir: Top books to read next

Shocking crimes and Minnie Driver’s eye-opening memoir: Top books to read next

Sally Piper’s exquisitely written novel Bone Memories and the Good Will Hunting actor’s comic essays lead this week’s wrap of new reviews.

  • by Cameron Woodhead and Steven Carroll
There’s much we can still learn from these 12 life-changing experiments

There’s much we can still learn from these 12 life-changing experiments

The Matter of Everything looks at a series of breakthroughs to discover what else we can learn from the course of scientific progress.

  • by Bianca Nogrady
Mad Max meets Wake in Fright in bestselling author’s cracking new thriller

Mad Max meets Wake in Fright in bestselling author’s cracking new thriller

With its echoes of Wake in Fright and Mad Max, Adrian McKinty’s The Island is a gothic nightmare about one family’s breathless battle for survival.

  • by Sue Turnbull
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The June 19 Edition
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The June 19 Edition

Welcome to Sunday Life’s annual special reading issue. Here we reveal our list of 25 of the best Australian books published over the past 25 years.

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Author Anne Tyler: ‘What am I going to do with my life? I’m only 80!’

Author Anne Tyler: ‘What am I going to do with my life? I’m only 80!’

With her 24th novel out, “America’s Jane Austen” says she never intended to become a writer.

  • by Sarah Baxter
The 25 best Australian novels of the last 25 years

The 25 best Australian novels of the last 25 years

Melanie Kembrey breaks down the quintessential Australian novels from the past quarter of a century.

  • by Melanie Kembrey
Stories of lost souls, reality TV and anonymous sex make for vivid reading

Stories of lost souls, reality TV and anonymous sex make for vivid reading

Paul Dalla Rosa’s first collection of stories, An Exciting and Vivid Inner Life, has been eagerly anticipated.

  • by Jack Cameron Stanton
An octopus cracks a cold case? Mystery and magical fantasy books to read next

An octopus cracks a cold case? Mystery and magical fantasy books to read next

Remarkably Bright Creatures and The Marvellers lead our wrap of fiction and non-fiction review this week.

  • by Cameron Woodhead and Fiona Capp