Randa Abdel-Fattah looks at how the attacks on New York nearly 20 years ago affected young Australians who grew up in their aftermath.
- by Adalya Nash Hussein
Writers have long been intrigued by creating prequels to their own books or those by other authors.
- by Jane Sullivan
Head of Roses is the contemplative second album from solo project Flock of Dimes. The Heads’ take you back to a thrilling time in Oz jazz, and Brooklyn Rider’s Healing Modes is masterful. Read more in our reviews.
- by Jessie Cunniffe, John Shand, Barry Divola and Annie Toller
It seems a risky proposition, but The Nevers tackles contemporary issues with a mix of superhero fare, horror and a gorgeous steampunk aesthetic.
- by Kylie Northover
Jacqueline Maley’s first novel has at its heart a journalist whose story has prompted its subject to take her own life. And that’s just the start.
- by Dianne Dempsey
You witness a particular kind of squirm in the seat when the storyteller becomes the story.
- by Melanie Kembrey
Most of us will never get to see the very best private gardens; only a handful of owners allow visitors. Musk Farm, just outside Daylesford in Victoria, is one such treasure.
- by Robin Powell
My friends are disappointed that I can’t properly answer a word-nerd question, as if I’ve failed my calling. Maybe I need a new hustle. Soon a wave of Google checks will give them the answer I couldn’t.
- by David Astle
Painter Guy Warren, turns 100 on April 16. Retirement? “An absurdity.” A raft of new exhibitions proves his staying power.
- by John McDonald
Haruki Murakami, at 72, has not lost his fascination with the absurd. Take, for example, the talking monkey, who’s mellowed with age but is now offering back scrubs. In his latest collection of short stories, the Japanese fiction writer takes his familiar motifs to new territory.
- by Michael Williams