Mein Kampf popular with Indian business students

April 24, 2009

Sales of Hitler's Mein Kampf are soaring in India, where business students regard the dictator as a management guru.

Vonnegut as I Knew Him: art or gossip?

April 24, 2009

An aspiring writer pens a memoir about a fling with Kurt Vonnegut; is it literature, or just a kiss-and-tell?

Love letter to Vonnegut

April 23, 2009

In writing a biography about her one-time lover, Loree Rackstraw has a high-minded, and parasitic, motivation: she wants to insert herself into Vonnegut's official history.

Illustrated books for adults, the good and the bad

April 22, 2009

Wyatt Mason on authors who use more than their words to tell a story.

Elaine Showalter on women’s literature

April 22, 2009

It's time to move on to the next stage of assessing women's literature, says writer and academic Elaine Showalter

Web-comic xkcd to go print

April 22, 2009

Cult web-comic xkcd is set to be published as a book.

English-language book boom helps publishers weather recession

April 22, 2009

The demand for English language books in India and China is helping protect Western publishers from the economic downturn at home.

Venezuelan president and salesman extraordinaire

April 21, 2009

Forget Oprah. If you want to market a book Hugo Chávez is your man.

Pens at 10 paces: rival writers in Gillard life story stoush

April 21, 2009

Julia Gillard’s dual biographies will make for interesting reading when they hit the streets in two instalments over the next 12 months.

Plimer’s Heaven and Earth: a conservative coup?

April 20, 2009

The attention paid to climate-change sceptic Ian Plimer's book, Heaven and Earth, is a cute insight into the way conservative commentators are starved for shreds of evidence to support their theories.