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.
June 24, 2016
Australian authors Jackie French and Mem Fox respond to yesterday's article on parallel import restrictions on books.
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.
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.
September 22, 2015 4
Tony Abbott nudes up (almost) ... is the government going to sell the ABC? ... Shaun Menegola jumping ship to Seven? ...
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.
September 30, 2014 9
Julia Gillard was warm, funny and engaging at a discussion of her memoir in Sydney last night.
July 15, 2014
Crikey readers have their say on teaching methods and other issues of the day.
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.
May 9, 2014
From locked bathrooms to silent meditation retreats, journalist and novelist Brigid Delaney is committed to stream-of-consciousness tweeting.
May 7, 2014 52
Ian Plimer is a highly influential climate sceptic. His new book, via a Ballarat-based Catholic-aligned publisher, takes on the environmental movement. Will Tony Abbott read it?
April 11, 2014
Adelle Waldman's first novel is an insightful and probing look inside the mind of the casually cruel man. Our correspondent ponders his own life in chatting with her about writing and Twitter.
November 21, 2013 25
The days of record stores, second-hand bookstores and video rentals are almost behind us. Does this spell the end for diverse culture?
October 22, 2013 53
Julia Gillard should make a pretty good income next year as she writes her memoirs, gives speeches and earns the standard ex-PMs salary. Crikey tots up the total.
February 22, 2013
Queensland's Sunshine Coast author Loani Prior has made the short list for a book competition conducted by the major industry trade journal The Bookseller.
February 8, 2013 4
The relationship between publishers and readers has changed dramatically -- and it's all thanks to digital marketing technologies. Social media and video trailers are flogging more books.
December 21, 2012 14
What was the best film of 2012? The best TV show? The book you have to read, the video game you have to play, the album you have to download, the theatre you should have seen? Crikey picks the best.
November 22, 2012 18
Gina Rinehart will spend the next 36 hours zipping between Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne to launch her top-secret book of political essays. A presentation reveals personal photos of the billionaire.
September 27, 2012 8
Only one Australian reviewer has read JK Rowling’s first book for adults, which goes on sale at 5pm today. The secrecy around The Casual Vacancy is a Harry Potter-like mystery.
September 26, 2012
What has happened to literary movements? Why have they descended into little more than marketing labels? Bethanie Blanchard on literary schools and generational packaging.