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‘Egotistical and distant’: how Malcolm Turnbull (almost) spoiled the party

'Ironically, Turnbull’s determination to run a less political government than Abbott had contributed to the electoral disaster.'

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How the idea of the ‘white damsel’ has been used to sell racism

White society hinged on the myth of 'protecting' white women from rape but, in reality, what they were really 'protected' from was their own liberation and any capacity to form meaningful relationships with people of colour.

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Why I plastered the country with faces from the past

'I don’t have a personal attachment to any particular cause or marginalised group. I don’t even like political art. Given all this, why do what I do?'

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Eight Lives: a pacy medical thriller

"A smart, sophisticated thriller that explores power, class and prejudice, Eight Lives will keep you engrossed until the last page." — Affirm Press

What happened to Australia?

In Australia: What Happened?, Ben Pobjie explores our country's humble beginnings as a cosy corner of the supercontinent Pangaea, to its current status as one of the world's most middling powers.

Helen Garner reflects on the essential contradiction of being a professional writer

"Writers don’t tend to hang out together. In fact, they repel each other. How can writers sit in a room together?"

Read an excerpt from <b>David Kirkpatrick</b>'s new book <em>The Facebook Effect: the Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World</em>, revealing how wunderkind CEO Mark Zuckerberg turned the site into a $20bn company.

Inside Facebook

Read an excerpt from David Kirkpatrick's new book The Facebook Effect: the Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World, revealing how wunderkind CEO Mark Zuckerberg turned the site into a $20bn company.

Get a peak inside Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign from the man pulling all the strings, campaign manager <b>David Plouffe</b>, with this extract from his new memoir, <em>The Audacity to Win</em>

Inside Campaign Obama

Get a peak inside Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign from the man pulling all the strings, campaign manager David Plouffe, with this extract from his new memoir, The Audacity to Win