July, 2018

Meaty tales and Labor luminaries as Bob Carr launches bootstraps memoir

, Jul 03, 2018

Carr's 'hymn to public life' was launched among some of the biggest names in Labor of the last half century.

Razer: David Graeber cuts through the bullshit

, May 24, 2018

Next to academic David Graeber, Jordan Peterson is a xerox of Malcolm Gladwell’s rejected TED talk notes on the topic of “Chicks: they’re just like that”

Rundle: Philip Roth wanders in St. Peter’s office …

, May 24, 2018

The "last American vitalist" pays a visit to the pearly gates to explain what all the obituaries are getting wrong about him.

Inside the bizarre, tuna patty-filled launch of Mark Latham’s new cookbook

, Apr 19, 2018

Alan Jones and Mark Latham launched their new book yesterday at an Indian restaurant to the confusion of diners, everyone else.

Sacred Cows: when your masterpiece is an unreadable mess

, Apr 17, 2018

William Faulkner's The Sound and The Fury was originally published to little fanfare. There was a reason for that.

Clive Hamilton and his (mildly justified) conspiracy theory

, Apr 04, 2018

Clive Hamilton's book on Chinese influence works best when it dissects the activities of Australia's clutch of China apologists. But he struggles to show how any Beijing influence has ever been effectively used.

‘#DontBeACunt’: Tim Winton targets toxic masculinity

, Mar 27, 2018

Tim Winton's latest promo tour comes with a sermon about Australian men. The novelist will definitely sell books, but will he have a role to play in cultural change, too?

Sacred Cows: the underrated dark wit of Flannery O’Connor

, Mar 23, 2018

Has O'Connor's debut novel been historically overlooked in favour of the Southern Gothics of McCarthy, Capote and Faulkner?

Sacred Cows: the case against Cloudstreet

, Mar 05, 2018

Is Tim Winton's blockbuster novel really as good as Australian culture collectively remembers?

Clive Hamilton book cover gets its own mini-controversy

, Mar 01, 2018

The cover of last week's Saturday Age Insight section took more than a little inspiration from a book designer's work, the paper has admitted.