Are writers festivals still necessary? Crikey readers share some insights.
Publishers are furious that Melbourne Writers Festival isn't about the printed word anymore, but the knowledge class' dirty secret is they would rather sink into Netflix than the printed word anyway.
This was a work that busted open the detective genre and signalled a new direction in the evolution of literature. Does it matter what its creator says?
Carr's 'hymn to public life' was launched among some of the biggest names in Labor of the last half century.
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”
The "last American vitalist" pays a visit to the pearly gates to explain what all the obituaries are getting wrong about him.
Alan Jones and Mark Latham launched their new book yesterday at an Indian restaurant to the confusion of diners, everyone else.
William Faulkner's The Sound and The Fury was originally published to little fanfare. There was a reason for that.
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.
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?