Topic archives: Books

Razer: the three kinds of therapy we self-apply to make sense of this world

October 12, 2017 29

The first two are essentially quick-fix drugs or peppy self-help. Only the third has the power to heal and instruct over the long term.

Don’t mess with possum magic

June 24, 2016

Australian authors Jackie French and Mem Fox respond to yesterday's article on parallel import restrictions on books.

It’s time to kill parallel import restrictions

June 23, 2016 8

Parallel import restrictions are a ridiculous protectionist holdover, and their time is up, writes Evan Mulholland, media and communications manager at the Institute of Public Affairs.

Publishers try to hold back the tide on parallel imports

November 26, 2015 6

Publishers, predictably, want to keep Australia's restrictions on importing books as they are. But savvy customers and e-book sales mean it soon might not matter anyway.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

September 22, 2015 4

Tony Abbott nudes up (almost) ... is the government going to sell the ABC? ... Shaun Menegola jumping ship to Seven? ...

‘We were blindsided’: books industry demands to know next plot twist

‘We were blindsided’: books industry demands to know next plot twist

September 3, 2015 1

A group of literature organisations has written an open letter to Arts Minister George Brandis, claiming they have been shut out of consultations for an books industry council announced last year.

Gillard’s back in the limelight, with Kevin nowhere to be seen

Gillard’s back in the limelight, with Kevin nowhere to be seen

September 30, 2014 9

Julia Gillard was warm, funny and engaging at a discussion of her memoir in Sydney last night.

How to engage students

July 15, 2014

Crikey readers have their say on teaching methods and other issues of the day.

Clive James’ devilish fire an eternal flame

Clive James’ devilish fire an eternal flame

June 2, 2014

Clive James has had some silly, nonsensical and flat-out wrong opinions over his long career. But his writing can still ignite passion in any breast, be it adolescent or middle-aged.

Follow Friday: @BrigidWD, live-tweeting compulsory silence

Follow Friday: @BrigidWD, live-tweeting compulsory silence

May 9, 2014

From locked bathrooms to silent meditation retreats, journalist and novelist Brigid Delaney is committed to stream-of-consciousness tweeting.